Jamaat men clash with cops again
[Bangla Daily Star] Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami
The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka
The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an
independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
fiercely clashed with police in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country, leaving at least 30 people injured yesterday.
During the festivities, Jamaat-Shibir men charged cocktails, damaged vehicles and threw brick chips at the law enforcers, forcing them to fire rubber bullets and teargas canisters, and charge batons.
In Dhaka, at least 10 people were maimed as chases and counter chases took place between the activists and police at Motijheel and Mohakhali areas in the morning.
Around 100 Shibir men brought out a procession at Motijheel around 10:30 am. As police tried to intercept the procession, the activists fled blasting several cocktails, said Anwar Hossain, deputy commissioner (DC) of Motijheel Division.
They hurled brick chips at police and vandalised at least five vehicles in the area, he added.
Police tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a Shibir activist when around 150 Jamaat-Shibir men were locked in chase and counter chase with the law enforcers near Mohakhali flyover around 10:00 am, said Ashraful Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Banani Police Station.
Our Rajshahi correspondent reports, at least 20 people were maimed, two by rubber bullets, during a clash between the activists and police near Sonadighi intersection yesterday afternoon.
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