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Jamaat-Shibir at it again

Clash with cops in capital, C'nawabganj

At least 19 people including six policemen were injured in separate clashes between police and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir in Chapainawabganj and the capital.

Police detained 25 Jamaat and Shibir men in Uttara and arrested 16 in Chapainawabganj. In another drive at the capital's Malibagh, they detained six activists.

The clash at Uttara erupted around 4:30pm when police intercepted a procession of 60-70 members on Road 7, Sector 4, witnesses said.

They hurled brick chips at police when the latter marched forward to stop them. Police and the activists chased each other for about 10 minutes.

Police fired eight rounds of teargas canisters, 18 rounds of rubber bullets and baton-charged the supporters to disperse them, Deputy Commissioner Nisarul Arif of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Uttara division) told The Daily Star.

Police arranged primary treatment for three activists. No policemen were injured in the incident.

The procession was part of Jamaat and Shibir's ongoing demonstrations demanding release of their leaders facing trial for crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War of 1971, police said.

In Chapainawabganj, 16 people including six policemen sustained injuries during a clash between police and Jamaat-Shibir men at Nachole Bazar yesterday.

The injured police personnel are: Officer-in-Charge Firoz Ahmed, Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) Sayed Iqbal, Sub-Inspectors Abdul Momin and Saiful Islam and Constables Mamunur Rashid and Helal of Nachole police station.

Firoz was admitted to Nachole upazila health complex and the others were given first aid. Police arrested five leaders, including upazila unit ameer Yahia Khaled, secretary Yakub Ali and Nachole union parishad Chairman Mawlana Rais Uddin.

Police said the activists brought out a procession without the local administration's permission around 3:45pm and attacked them with brickbats and sticks. Police retaliated with teargas shells, rubber bullets and baton charge.

In the Malibagh drive, six Jamaat and Shibir supporters were picked up from Educare Coaching Center around 5:00pm, following a tip-off, said Officer-in-Charge Mohammad Shah Alam of Ramna Police Station.

Since November 5, Jamaat and Shibir members have repeatedly attacked police across the country and left many of them injured.

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The government is fully responsible for the clash between Jamaat-Shibir activists and the police forces. They are prevented from exercising their lawful democratic rights. See how the government ministers are making autocratic statements to ignite unlawful action of police and their own party men against Jamaat-Shibir. It is so sad that the government is grossly violating fundamental human rights against a political party.

: Habib Khan

I do not understand why police is not allowing them to have a procession; this is their democratic right. I think ' No Police obstacle= no violence'. No political use of police= efficient policing.

: Anis Sabeth


  • Vampire knight
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 03:53 PM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    The way to avoid these chaotic incidents is to let them express their views in democratic ways. First the govt must practice democracy and others will follow suit. The voice and tone our honorable home minister is talking publicly is not acceptable rather it ignites peoples aggression ; he is a public servant and is being paid from public money that includes also Jamat peoples tax. Create situations so that Jamaat behave democratically. Loud talk will not serve the purpose.

  • Shamima akter Nipa
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 09:50 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Bangladeshi people should use law strictly.

  • Fuad Ali
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 04:25 PM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    With several tiers of the leadership jailed and disappeared over the past 4 years, this might have been predicted. Sad that you write this with such little context. I guess Islamists agent humans to you. I wish them a better way out of this mess than destruction. Bangladesh needs a creative islamic movement.

  • M. Rahman
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 10:26 PM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Awami Leauge wants to continue pressue on Jamaat and Shibir by arresting and remanding them so JI will think to negotiate with AL and BNP may loose in the election.

  • rashed
    Monday, November 26, 2012 03:55 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Attacking police by jamaat and shibir isn't beyond criticism. Again, arresting the jamaat-shibir leaders by police deserve more judgement.

  • M Mamun
    Monday, November 26, 2012 09:26 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Before commenting against security forces, one should personally see what Jamaat/Shibir does during procession.suddenly they turn violent and attack security forces.Do you think police will keep mum then?Do not glorify the goons.

  • Anupam
    Monday, November 26, 2012 11:28 AM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    Off course procession is democratic right but procession for violence is a severe offence who must be convicted for anti state activities. So, in this critical moment to ensure safety of the mass people violence free procession should be allowed by the authority upon prior notice and permission.

  • Afsana
    Monday, November 26, 2012 12:30 PM GMT+06:00 (168 weeks ago)

    It's not the violation of fundamental rights of Jamaat. They are demanding release of their leaders. But they are war criminals and facing the War Crime Tribunal. So, it's an unlawful demand of Jammat. Govt should not allow such illegal activities. Who thinks about fundamental rights of Jammat should think ahead the human rights of the victims of the Jammat. Shame on these people who advocate for Jammat.





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