Jamaat men hurl bombs at lawmen
[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...
yesterday hurled homemade bombs at law enforcers at different points of the capital as they tried to stage demonstrations and damage vehicles.
Police picked up 10 Jamaat-Shibir men.
Around 200 Jamaat-Shibir men brought out a procession in Tikatuli around 9:00am, protesting the recent death of Shibir leader Ali Azgar Khan Rahat, witnesses said. As they tried to launch an attack, police chased them. The protesters hurled several cocktails at the law enforcers, in response to which police fired shots in the air, dispersing the crowd.
Jamaat-Shibir men also erupted into the streets in the capital's Sher-e-Banglanagar and Shyamoli, said Abdul Momen, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station. Police dispersed them and jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
10 activists from the areas.
Rahat was injured on February 16 in a clash with police in Sylhet. The clash followed a procession brought out to demand the release of war crimes accused Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
...Islamic orator and politician. He was a former Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Bangladesh from 1996 to 2008, and is one of the most prominent leaders of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami...
. Rahat departed this vale of tears on Monday.
On Friday, Jamaat and its sympathisers attacked law enforcers and journalists, tore and burned the national flag and vandalised Shaheed Minars to counter the mass demand for capital punishment to 1971 war criminals. They chose mosques as gathering points and launched attacks with handmade bombs, guns, and sticks, leaving at least four people killed and nearly 1,000, including 14 journalists, maimed.
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