Shahbag Protests

  • 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...
  • Bangladesh Parliament moves to ban Jamaat-e-Islami February 18, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Parliament on Sunday amended the war crimes law to allow the prosecution to try and punish any organisations, including the Jamaat-e-Islami, a significant move that could pave the way for banning the country's largest Islamic party. The move was cheered by tens of thousands of protesters who have...