Jamaat

  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students 07-03-2014 08:46 AM

    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 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...
  • Hindus attacked in post-poll violence in Bangladesh, BJP asks Centre to intervene 14-01-2014 11:21 AM

    Dhaka: Members of Hindu community are being targeted in the post-poll violence in Bangladesh. Thousands of Hindu homes and shops were burnt down by Jamaat activists following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's re-election. Back home in India, Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the Centre to intervene in the matter even as...
  • Back Bangladesh, not Hasina or Zia

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    By every account, the January 5th elections, Bangladesh's 10th so far, were a low point for democracy. The boycott of the 18-member opposition alliance meant...

  • 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...
  • 25 killed as violence escalates in Bangladesh after execution 15-12-2013 02:56 PM

    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 Jamaat-e-Islami leader, even as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned of strong action against rioters. Jamaat workers stabbed to death an Awami League supporter...
  • 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...
  • Protests in Pakistan over Jamaat leader Abdul Mollah's execution 14-12-2013 04:14 PM

    Pakistani activists of the Jamaat-i-Islami held protests in various Sindh towns giving vent to their anger over the execution of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. The activists also offered funeral prayers on Friday for the departed soul, Dawn reported. Activists of Jamaat-i-Islami and Jamaat-ud-Daawa protested in...
  • Bangladesh: 4 killed in violence after execution of Jamaat leader 13-12-2013 02:52 PM

    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 Jamaat-e-Islami party that is...
  • 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...
  • US pressuring Pakistan to act against me, says Hafiz Saeed 26-10-2013 07:32 PM

    Jamaat-ud-Dawah 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...
  • India, US to jointly target financial networks of LeT, JuD 14-10-2013 09:20 AM

    Washington: India and the US on Sunday agreed to work together to target the financial network and fund raising activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, 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 27-09-2013 09:40 AM

    Washington: Against the backdrop of terror strikes in Jammu, India's concerns over continued activities of Lashkar-e-Taiba emanating from Pakistan and freedom to Jamaat-ud-Dawa 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,...
  • Hafiz Saeed withdraws petition in Lahore High Court 25-09-2013 11:38 PM

    Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on Wednesday withdrew his petition challenging a ban on his organisation collecting hides of animals sacrificed during Eid-ul-Azha. 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...
  • 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...
  • India cannot attack Pakistan ever, says Hafiz Saeed 26-08-2013 09:53 AM

    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...
  • 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....
  • News 360: 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed may be planning an attack in Delhi 09-08-2013 11:05 PM

    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 CNN-IBN that the IB letter has outlined a specific threat to Delhi. ...
  • Hafiz Saeed may be planning an attack in Delhi, city on alert: sources 09-08-2013 12:05 PM

    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 CNN-IBN that the IB letter has outlined a specific threat to Delhi. Sources say the intelligence agency gathered inputs that...
  • 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed leads Eid prayers in Lahore 09-08-2013 08:40 AM

    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 Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief has a $ 10 million bounty on his head by the US. The US has...
  • 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...