Jamaat E Islami

  • Bangladesh court gives death to ULFA chief Paresh Barua, 13 others in arms haul case 30-01-2014 01:47 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh: Army deployed ahead of controversial January 5 polls 26-12-2013 04:44 PM

    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...
  • Strongly condemn Pakistan's resolution on Mollah: Hasina 19-12-2013 07:19 AM

    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...
  • 21 killed in Bangladesh violence after Jamaat leader's hanging 15-12-2013 07:05 AM

    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...
  • Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over Abdul Mollah's execution 13-12-2013 11:28 AM

    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...
  • Bangladesh executes Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader for war crimes 12-12-2013 11:15 PM

    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...
  • Bangladeshi court postpones execution of senior Jamaat leader 11-12-2013 07:22 AM

    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...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Mollah to be hanged after midnight 10-12-2013 09:37 PM

    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...
  • India in talks with US on political situation of Bangladesh 16-11-2013 08:41 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh's Islamist party leader killed in clash with police 19-09-2013 06:38 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh: 40 injured in Jamaat clash with police 13-08-2013 06:46 PM

    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....
  • Jamaat turns violent in Bangladesh over HC verdict 03-08-2013 05:06 PM

    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 01-08-2013 04:20 PM

    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 01-08-2013 03:00 PM

    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...
  • B'desh war crimes: Jamaat leader gets death penalty 09-05-2013 04:56 PM

    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 15-04-2013 09:00 AM

    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' 13-04-2013 03:26 PM

    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 13-04-2013 08:15 AM

    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 07-04-2013 05:17 PM

    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 07-04-2013 01:30 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh: One policeman dead as JI scales up agitation after tribunal verdict 10-03-2013 10:00 PM

    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. ...
  • President's meeting with Zia called off due to security concerns: Ranjan Mathai 04-03-2013 10:09 AM

    Bangladesh's key Opposition leader Khaleda Zia cancelled a plan meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. ...