Jamaat E Islami

  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty 4 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...
  • JamaateIslami Hind extends support to AAP in Varanasi May 7, 2014

    The JamaateIslami Hind, an Islamist outfit, has announced its support to Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday. Kejriwal is taking on Bhartiya Janata Partys prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. This might raise the prospects of the AAP chief, who is eyeing significant Muslim...
  • Bangladesh court gives death to ULFA chief Paresh Barua, 13 others in arms haul case January 30, 2014

    A Bangladeshi court on Thursday handed down death penalty to 14 people, including the Jamaat-e-Islami chief and a top leader of India's separatist outfit ULFA, in the country's biggest ever weapons haul case, nearly 10 years after the seizure took place. "The Metropolitan Special Tribunal-1 has handed down death penalty 14,"...
  • Bangladesh: Army deployed ahead of controversial January 5 polls December 26, 2013

    Bangladesh, on Thursday, deployed the army across the country to contain deadly political violence ahead of the January 5 elections, even as nine policemen were injured in attacks by opposition activists. "The armed forces have been deployed in aid to civil administration," an army statement said. The troops would act "as...
  • Strongly condemn Pakistan's resolution on Mollah: Hasina December 19, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday slammed Pakistan as anger mounted over a Pakistan parliamentary resolution condemning execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for crimes against humanity in 1971. "By passing the resolution at National Assembly, Pakistan has proved that it never accepted the victory of Bangladesh in...
  • 21 killed in Bangladesh violence after Jamaat leader's hanging December 15, 2013

    Dhaka: The death toll in violence across Bangladesh triggered by the execution of a top Jamaat-e-Islami leader has risen to 21, prompting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to issue a stern warning saying, "We know how to control you." Abdul Quader Mollah, known as the "Butcher of Mirpur" for atrocities committed during...
  • Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over Abdul Mollah's execution December 13, 2013

    Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party has called for a nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike on Sunday in protest of the execution of its leader Abdul Quader Mollah. The announcement to observe the general strike, a day before Bangladesh celebrates the Victory Day, on December 16, was made minutes after Mollah, the party's assistant secretary...
  • Bangladesh executes Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader for war crimes December 13, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal, officials said. The death threatened to spark new violence ahead of national elections next month. Sheikh Yousuf Harun, chief government administrator in Dhaka, said Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged at...
  • Bangladeshi court postpones execution of senior Jamaat leader December 11, 2013

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday night granted a last minute reprieve to senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, staying his execution shortly before he was to be hanged for genocide during the country's 1971 liberation war. "The Chamber judge of the Appellate Division (of the Supreme Court), Justice Syed Mahmud...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Mollah to be hanged after midnight December 10, 2013

    Dhaka: Authorities in Bangladesh said on Tuesday they were ready to execute a leader of the country's largest Islamic party who was convicted of war crimes. Inspector General of Prisons Mainuddin Khandaker said Abdul Quader Mollah of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party would be hanged shortly after midnight at Dhaka's Central Jail. Mollah's...
  • India in talks with US on political situation of Bangladesh November 16, 2013

    India, on Saturday, said it is holding consultations with the US and other countries on the political impasse in Bangladesh over an electoral dispute between the country's two major parties. "I can say definitely that we are discussing the situation of Bangladesh with different countries who have an interest in the...
  • Bangladesh's Islamist party leader killed in clash with police September 19, 2013

    An activist of the Jamaat-e-Islami party was killed and dozens others were injured in a clash between police and the Islamist party supporters in Bangladesh's Meherpur district Thursday, media reported. The Jamaat-e-Islami called a 48-hour countrywide shutdown Wednesday to protest the verdict of the Supreme Court sentencing to death senior party...
  • Bangladesh: 40 injured in Jamaat clash with police August 13, 2013

    Dhaka: Members of Jamaat-e-Islami on Tuesday exploded crude bombs and clashed with the police, leaving at least 40 people injured, as they tried to enforce a 48-hour countrywide shutdown. The Jamaat had called for the shutdown to protest a court verdict that banned the right-wing party from contesting future elections. The police...
  • Jamaat turns violent in Bangladesh over HC verdict August 3, 2013

    Dhaka: Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists on Saturday held violent demonstrations, exploding several homemade bombs, to protest a Bangladeshi court ruling that barred it from contesting future polls. Jamaat and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, held a procession near Mohakhali flyover in Dhaka and resorted to the vandalism and blasts, police...
  • Bangladesh: Court cancels registration of Jamaat-e-Islami August 1, 2013

    A Bangladesh court on Thursday canceled the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party. The party will now be not allowed to participate in future elections. ...
  • Bangladesh court cancels registration of Jamaat-e-Islami August 1, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's biggest right-wing party Jamaat-e-Islami was banned from contesting future polls by a court on Thursday in Dhaka which cancelled its registration in a landmark ruling, leaving the once-most powerful fundamentalist party with an uncertain future. The bench of justices M Moazzam Husain, M Enayetur Rahim, and Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque...
  • B'desh war crimes: Jamaat leader gets death penalty May 9, 2013

    Dhaka: A top leader of Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami was on Thursday sentenced to death for mass murder and "crimes against humanity" he committed during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, becoming the fourth person to be convicted in the case. A special Bangladeshi tribunal handed down death penalty to Muhammad...
  • Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina vows to maintain secularism April 15, 2013

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to maintain secularism as Bangladesh's state policy, amid countrywide celebrations on Sunday to mark the Bengali New Year, seen by right-wing Islamists as "anti-Islamic" practice. "Bangladesh will be a non-communal democratic country... Our country will be run in keeping with the spirit of...
  • RSS calls Gehlot's 'no links with RSS' affidavit for sportsmen 'illegal' April 13, 2013

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Spokesperson Ram Madhav has spoken out against the bizarre order in Rajasthan which stated that sportsmen who had any affiliation or links with the RSS or the Jamaat-e-Islami, would be disqualified from receiving any state government awards. Madhav called the practice 'illegal' on social networking site...
  • Rajasthan CM makes sportsmen sign 'no links with RSS' affidavit April 13, 2013

    Jaipur: If one is a sportsperson in Rajasthan who has had anything to do with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) or the Jamaat-e-Islami, they will now not qualify for the state government's awards. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has taken his fight with the RSS to bizarre levels making top...
  • Bangladeshi Islamists rally against 'atheist' bloggers April 7, 2013

    Dhaka: Members of a hardline Muslim group in Bangladesh on Saturday held rally across Dhaka demanding enactment of anti-blasphemy laws to punish people who insult Islam. The massive rally in Dhaka took place amid heightened security. The protestors targeted bloggers who have held street protests demanding execution for convicted war...
  • Musharraf's nomination papers rejected from Karachi seat April 7, 2013

    Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf's nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in the port city of Karachi were rejected on Sunday while his papers for another seat in northern Pakistan were accepted by election authorities. Election officials rejected the former military ruler's papers for parliamentary constituency number 250 in Karachi. Jamaat-e-Islami leader...
  • Islamic institute training girls for jihad: Mumbai Police circular April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police has kicked up a controversy following its circular which says the women's wing of an Islamic organisation is "brainwashing and training girls for jihad". The outfit has threatened legal action if no apology is tendered by the police. The "internal circular" said the Girls Islamic Organisation (GIO) of...
  • Blast, arson mark opposition strike in Bangladesh March 18, 2013

    Dhaka: Several buses were set afire and crude bombs exploded as Bangladesh's main opposition BNP and its right-wing allies enforced a two-day nationwide strike from Monday for the release of their detained leaders and cadres. Capital Dhaka and several other cities witnessed sporadic violence during the anti-government protests but no...
  • Bangladesh: Jamaat leader held for inciting anti-Hindus attacks March 15, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested a sub-district chairman and local leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for inciting attacks on Hindus and temples in southeastern Chittagong as minorities appeared to be targets of past two weeks of violence over 1971 war crimes trial. "Police and (elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion) RAB...
  • Clashes, blasts mark Bangladesh opposition protest March 12, 2013

    Dhaka: Several bombs exploded in Bangladesh's capital and police clashed with protesters on Tuesday as opposition leaders enforced a daylong, nationwide general strike over police intimidation. Witnesses and news reports said several homemade bombs exploded during the beginning of the shutdown. RTV and Bangla Vision stations reported explosions in parts of...
  • Bangladesh: One policeman dead as JI scales up agitation after tribunal verdict March 10, 2013

    Protests in Dhaka pressing for a ban on the Jamaat-e-Islaami continued after its vice president was sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes by a tribunal. The JI has scaled up its agitation and a policeman was killed in clashes with its activists on Sunday. ...
  • Bangladesh bracing for another day of protests March 10, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's main opposition BNP and its ally Jamaat-E-Islami have once again called for nationwide bandh and protest on Sunday, demanding death penalty for those found guilty of war crimes in 1971. However, normalcy prevailed in Dhaka barring few pockets. The Shahbag movement which started a month back still continues,...
  • B'desh oppn calls for nationwide shutdown tomorrow March 6, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's main opposition BNP called for a nationwide shutdown on Thursday after police fired tear gas shells and rubber bullets to break up anti-government protests, injuring scores. Police fired rubber bullets and teargas shells at a BNP demonstration after being attacked by activists of Jamaat-e-Islami at Nayapaltan. Senior BNP leaders...
  • 'Political turbulence in Bangladesh their internal issue' March 6, 2013

    On Board Air India One: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the current political turbulence in Bangladesh was an "internal political issue" and the rival factions of that country need to resolve it in a manner that is acceptable to all. Asked by reporters on way back from his visit to...