Published: Sunday, May 5, 2013


Jamaat behind violence: MKA

Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir. Star file photo

Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir. Star file photo

Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Sunday blamed activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir for attacking law enforcers and violence in the capital during Hefajat-e Islam’s Dhaka blockade programme.

“Jamaat-Shibir men are involved with the violence at different parts in the city including Baitul Mukarram mosque premises, Paltan and Topkhana Road,” the minister said, quoting Hefajat leaders.

The minister said some Hefajat leaders informed him about the involvement of Jamaat-Shibit men with the violence.

Muhiuddin was talking to reporters at his office at Secretariat.

The minister said Hefajat got permission for holding its rally at Shapla Chattar in the capital’s Motijheel area as its leaders had pledged to hold the programme peacefully.

“But the law enforcers will take immediate action if there is any violence by them (Hefajat men),” the minister added.

  • nazmul Haq

    Does that accusation resonate among the common people of Bangladesh? I don’t know. Comments will be appreciated and enhance my understanding of convoluted Bangladeshi politics.

  • Yamuna Jamil

    What does it mean?
    He should have been kicked out (removed) for what he said earlier!

    • Sabina

      For goodness sake !! don’t try to mix up everything. My comment was based on this article !!

      • Yamuna Jamil

        How could you separate either?
        Any good reason?

        • Sabina

          I have never heard of any country where government officials resigns for their comments !!

          My reply in thread ends here .

  • Parveen Ahmed

    The DMP allowed the Islamists to hold a rally in downtown Dhaka that turned violent. The DMP is under the Home Ministry. The minister should take full responsibility.

  • Salahuddin Jamal

    MKA didn’t specifically mention whether he was verbally or otherwise informed by “some Hefajat leaders about the involvement of Jamat-Shibir men,in attacking the Cops” hence MKA’s claim, to take with a grain of Salt!!!

    • Sabina

      See I am not a mind reader, nor do I want to be. I can only talk things that are written in the article. I don’t want to waste my time to find any conspiracy theory.Those who want to do so , they are more than welcome :)