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Jamaat-Shibir men attack a police officer in front of a tyre store, top, on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue and vandalise a police van, bottom left, a BRTC bus, bottom centre, and a police vehicle, bottom right, protecting the law minister's car. The Jamaat-Shibir men also hurled brickbats at police, top right, and beat up an allegedly pro-ruling party man on the busy thoroughfare of the capital. Photo: Amran Hossain/Rashed Shuman/Sajjadur Rahman
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Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir once again swooped on law enforcers yesterday, the last day of Jamaat's nine-day programme, leaving about 20 policemen injured in Dhaka, Khulna and Cox's Bazar.

They launched sudden attacks on police and vandalised around 30 vehicles in the capital's Farmgate and Karwanbazar. Jamaat-Shibir men also torched the motorbike of a traffic police sergeant and attacked roadside business establishments in the areas.

At least 30 people, including 15 policemen, were wounded in the attacks.

Police arrested 16 Jamaat-Shibir men in Dhaka and 87 others in Khulna, Joypurhat, Bagerhat, Chapainawabganj and Cox's Bazar.

Khulna City Jamaat called a dawn-to-dusk hartal for today protesting the arrest of Golam Parwar, former lawmaker and Jamaat assistant secretary general, on Sunday night in connection with violence and attacks on police.

Panic gripped Farmgate and Karwanbazar areas when several hundred Jamaat-Shibir men suddenly launched attacks on law enforcers at around 4:30pm.

Witnesses said the attackers beat up law enforcers with sticks and hurled brickbats and stones at policemen, vehicles and roadside establishments.

Police picked up 16 Jamaat-Shibir men from the spot.

In the meantime, Khulna City Jamaat demanded immediate release of Parwar and all detained activists of Jamaat and Shibir.

Earlier, Jamaat-Shibir men clashed with police on Shamsur Rahman road in the city. Four people, including two policemen, were injured in the incident.

Police detained three Shibir activists from the spot.

The clash ensued when police intercepted a procession brought out by Jamaat-Shibir men at about 1:00pm in protest of Parwar's arrest, said witnesses and police.

When Jamaat-Shibir men pelted police with brickbats, the police fired teargas canisters to bring the situation under control, said OC Shahbuddin Azad of Khulna Sadar Police Station.

Law enforcers arrested at least 65 Jamaat-Shibir activists in Dinajpur following attacks on policemen on Monday afternoon.

Jamaat-Shibir men enforced a daylong hartal in Joypurhat protesting the death of a Shibir activist. Several vehicles were set ablaze during the hartal.

In Cox's Bazar, Shibir men launched attacks on police when law enforcers intercepted their procession at around 3:00pm.

Two policemen were injured. Law enforcers arrested four Shibir men in this connection.

Rab arrested two Jamaat-Shibir cadres from Islami Bank Institute of Technology in Bogra at about 11:50am for attacking police and vandalising a police van on November 5 in the town.

In Chapainawabganj, police arrested three Jamaat-Shibir men on Monday night on charge of creating chaos.

Six Jamaat-Shibir men were arrested in Bagerhat for bringing out a procession in the town defying police orders.

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Jamaat terrorists should be banned from Bangladeshi and their war-crime leader should be hanged immediately.

: Mizan

Thanks Tashdique for your bold comments.

: Probashi


  • Tashdique, Parbatipur
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:38 AM GMT+06:00 (292 weeks ago)

    Good! Now it is the turn of the police to get beat up by the same persons whom they have always been beating up! I wonder why the Daily Star is taking a stand against the Shibir. As a former journalist of an English daily, I think that the media should not take sides but the DS always has a tendency to be anti-Jamaat. Even if they have this slant, it should not reflect in their news reports. Sorry to say DS, but your reports should be more unbiased!!

  • Enough is Enough
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 01:03 AM GMT+06:00 (292 weeks ago)

    Over the last few years, the ruling Awami League has made servants out of our law enforcing bodies such as police, RAB and border forces. Sadly, the law enforcing bodies happily allowed themselves to be enslaved in return for personal gains. Now comes the time for corrections. Let us hope that our law enforcers will shed the bad elements in them, be liberated and fair to regain the respect of the public.

  • Tashdique, Parbatipur
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 01:11 AM GMT+06:00 (292 weeks ago)

    My pleasure, Probashi, and thanks for your kind words! I wish that the police would have been more tolerant of opposition political parties rather than beat them up. I don't see police brutality in the UK, USA or any other civilised country. Why so much in Bangladesh?





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