JAMAAT

  • Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India September 21, 2014

    Multan: Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives. "India irrigates its deserts and dumps extra water on Pakistan without any warning," the bearded Saeed told...
  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty September 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist JamaateIslami 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...
  • US names JamaatudDawa as terror outfit, sanctions 2 LeT leaders June 26, 2014

    Washington: Tightening its noose around LeT, the US on Wednesday added its affiliates, including the JuD, to its list of designated terror organisations and slapped sanctions against two Pakistanbased LeT leaders. The State Department has amended LashkareTaiba's designations to add the aliases: JamaatudDawa, AlAnfal Trust, TehrikeHurmateRasool and TehrikeTahafuz Qibla Awwal,...
  • Modi has come, IndiaPakistan friendship is shattered: Hafiz Saeed May 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Reacting to the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in the Lok Sabha elections, 26/11 mastermind and JamaatudDawa chief Hafiz Saeed has said that there is no longer a chance of improved relations with India. Addressing a gathering in Islamabad, Saeed said the recent election was won on an antiPakistan and...
  • 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...
  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students March 7, 2014

    Islamabad/Srinagar: A day after a cornered Uttar Pradesh government withdrew sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match, Pakistan has not lost an opportunity to comment on India's affairs. Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who was the 26/11 Mumbai attacks...
  • 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 JamaateIslami 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 Tribunal1 has handed down death penalty 14,"...
  • Hindus attacked in postpoll violence in Bangladesh, BJP asks Centre to intervene January 14, 2014

    Dhaka: Members of Hindu community are being targeted in the postpoll violence in Bangladesh. Thousands of Hindu homes and shops were burnt down by Jamaat activists following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's reelection. Back home in India, Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the Centre to intervene in the matter even as...
  • 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 JamaateIslami 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...
  • 25 killed as violence escalates in Bangladesh after execution December 15, 2013

    At least four persons were killed in clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday, taking the death toll to 25 in violence linked to the execution of a senior JamaateIslami leader, even as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned of strong action against rioters. Jamaat workers stabbed to death an Awami League supporter on...
  • 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 JamaateIslami 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...
  • Protests in Pakistan over Jamaat leader Abdul Mollah's execution December 14, 2013

    Pakistani activists of the JamaatiIslami held protests in various Sindh towns giving vent to their anger over the execution of Bangladesh JamaateIslami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. The activists also offered funeral prayers on Friday for the departed soul, Dawn reported. Activists of JamaatiIslami and JamaatudDaawa protested in Hyderabad against...
  • Bangladesh: 4 killed in violence after execution of Jamaat leader December 13, 2013

    At least four people were killed in Bangladesh on Friday when supporters of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah vented their fury at his execution for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The decision to hang Mollah, a senior figure in the JamaateIslami party that is a...
  • Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over Abdul Mollah's execution December 13, 2013

    Bangladesh's JamaateIslami party has called for a nationwide dawntodusk 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 12, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his lastminute 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 JamaateIslami 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 JamaateIslami 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...
  • US pressuring Pakistan to act against me, says Hafiz Saeed October 26, 2013

    JamaatudDawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has claimed the US is demanding that the Pakistan government should take action against him because he had been opposing American drone strikes. "The US is demanding the imposition of a ban on JuD because I am raising my voice on drone strikes. If this is...
  • India, US to jointly target financial networks of LeT, JuD October 14, 2013

    Washington: India and the US on Sunday agreed to work together to target the financial network and fund raising activities of Pakistanbased terror outfits like LashkareTaiba, JamaatudDawa, the Haqqani network and individual terrorists associated with these organisations. The decision by the two countries, in this regard, was taken during a...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to raise terror concerns with Barack Obama September 27, 2013

    Washington: Against the backdrop of terror strikes in Jammu, India's concerns over continued activities of LashkareTaiba emanating from Pakistan and freedom to JamaatudDawa chief Hafiz Saeed are expected to figure in the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday. Giving this indication, Indian...
  • Hafiz Saeed withdraws petition in Lahore High Court September 25, 2013

    JamaatudDawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on Wednesday withdrew his petition challenging a ban on his organisation collecting hides of animals sacrificed during EidulAzha. AK Dogar, the counsel for Saeed, requested Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umer Ata Bandial to allow the withdrawal of the petition after the federal government informed 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...
  • India cannot attack Pakistan ever, says Hafiz Saeed August 26, 2013

    Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed on Sunday said Pakistan should review its stand on India as its "restrained" policy is being taken as "weakness".  Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, said "I don't believe in the fantasy that India can ever attack Pakistan". "This is not the Pakistan of 1971....our...
  • Bangladesh: 40 injured in Jamaat clash with police August 13, 2013

    Dhaka: Members of JamaateIslami on Tuesday exploded crude bombs and clashed with the police, leaving at least 40 people injured, as they tried to enforce a 48hour countrywide shutdown. The Jamaat had called for the shutdown to protest a court verdict that banned the rightwing party from contesting future elections. The police...
  • News 360: 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed may be planning an attack in Delhi August 9, 2013

    Delhi has been put on high alert after the Intelligence Bureau flagged off an alert to the Delhi Police about 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Sources have indicated to CNNIBN that the IB letter has outlined a specific threat to Delhi. ...
  • Hafiz Saeed may be planning an attack in Delhi, city on alert: sources August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi has been put on high alert after the Intelligence Bureau flagged off an alert to the Delhi Police about 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Sources have indicated to CNNIBN that the IB letter has outlined a specific threat to Delhi. Sources say the intelligence agency gathered inputs that Saeed...
  • 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed leads Eid prayers in Lahore August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed is leading the Eid prayers on Friday morning in Lahore, claims the US's Wall Street Journal. The event was advertised on posters all over the city. The JamaatudDawa chief has a $ 10 million bounty on his head by the US. The US has...
  • Jamaat turns violent in Bangladesh over HC verdict August 3, 2013

    Dhaka: Fundamentalist JamaateIslami 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...