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Bangladesh
Jamaat continues attacks on police
2012-11-20
[Bangla Daily Star] At least 10 people including three coppers were maimed in an attack by Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
activists in Narayanganj city yesterday as Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
and its student wing Shibir continued resorting to violence in different areas of the country.

And police incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
at least 117 Jamaat-Shibir activists in five districts including Dhaka on charge of attacking law enforcers and for vandalism.

Jamaat-Shibir men were found carrying haversacks during several attacks on the law enforcers in the last few days.

In Narayanganj, police yesterday saw that Shibir men were bringing out brick chips, sticks and kerosene from their haversacks during the attack, reports our correspondent.

The Shibir activists vandalised at least five vehicles and set fire to a police van in Rail Gate-2 area of the river port city.

None was, however, placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in this connection.

Police and witnesses said Shibir brought out two processions from Noor Masjid area and Old Court area in the city around 11:30am, demanding release of the incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
top Jamaat leaders, who are now being tried on war crimes charges.

When the processions reached Rail Gate-2 area, Shibir men attacked on-duty police personnel with sticks and threw brick chips on them. They vandalised five vehicles including the police van carrying the officer-in-charge of Sadar Model Thana and set fire to it. The OC was also injured.

Police lobbed 10 teargas canisters and 20 rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.

Witnesses claimed that many Shibir activists were hiding in a BNP rally held in DIT commercial area in observance of the 48th birth anniversary of Senior Vice Chairman of the party Tarique Rahman
...the elder son of former President of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman Bir Uttam, and Khaleda Zia, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He is the Senior Vice Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). His nickname is Pino. There are allegations that Pino took a rakeoff from every foreign investment into the country while Mom was in office...
. They also joined the attack on police.

In another incident in Martuzabad area of Rupgan upazila in Narayanganj, police incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
four Jamaat-Shibir activists from their procession.

In Dhaka, police incarcerated
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16 Jamaat-Shibir men at Kafrul early yesterday on charge of attacking police on November 10. And huge leaflets, posters and other publications against the war crimes tribunal and the government were recovered from their possession, said Shah Iftekhar Ahmed, DMP assistant commissioner of Pallabi zone.

The detainees were produced in a court that placed them on a one-day remand.

Our Chittagong correspondent reports: Police incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
78 Jamaat-Shibir activists from Sunday midnight to yesterday evening at different dormitories and messes in Chittagong in connection with their rampage in different places of the port city on Sunday, leaving five law enforcers injured.

On Sunday night, police filed three cases against 65 Jamaat-Shibir men, including party politician from Satkania constituency ANM Shamsul Islam and former politician from the same constituency Shahjahan Chowdhury.

A Chittagog court yesterday sent 40 of them to jail.

Police also held six Jamaat-Shibir activists yesterday morning in Chandanaish upazila and incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
four from Sitakunda of Chittagong from their procession in Dohajari area of the upazila.

Our Rajshahi correspondent reports: Police held three Jamaat-Shibir activists at Sonadighi intersection of the city yesterday morning for resorting to after a procession.

A report from our Narshingdi correspondent says: Police incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
six Jamaat-Shibir activists from their procession in the town.

Our Dinajpur correspondent reports: Shibir activists yesterday morning burnt tires on a road in presence of police.

Later, they brought out a procession in the town brandishing wooden sticks without any action from law enforcers.

But police later claimed they drove away the Shibir activists as soon as they got together in Kalitola area.

On November 4, Jamaat announced a nine-day agitation programme from November 5 to press home its demand for immediate release of the party's top leaders, including those facing war crimes trial.

In the last few days, several hundred people including more than 200 coppers and three journalists were maimed during dozens of festivities between the law enforcers and Jamaat-Shibir men across the country.

In a statement yesterday, Shibir said they would continue street agitations until their top leaders are released.
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