Clash with cops, damage cars
Activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir clashed with cops, vandalised vehicles and blasted crude bombs at the capital’s Merul Badda yesterday.
About 100 Shibir men brought out a procession in the area around 8:15am as part of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s countrywide demonstrations protesting oppression on religious minorities throughout the country.
As the law enforcers obstructed them, unruly protesters went berserk, vandalised several vehicles and blasted two cocktails, said Badda police.
Cops fired teargas shells and rubber bullets to disperse the troublemakers. A police was injured in the clash.
Meanwhile, in a statement yesterday, Jamaat acting secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan said, “Awami League activists attacked the homes of religious minorities and passed the blame on us. No one could prove such a charge against us.”
Jamaat is the parent organisation of Islami Chhatra Shibir.
However, witnesses, police and newsmen have found Jamaat-Shibir men guilty of launching attacks on religious minorities. National dailies have recently reported many such incidents.
A driver raises his hand in a desperate attempt to dissuade an Islami Chhatra Shibir activist from vandalising the vehicle in the capital’s Merul Badda yesterday. The attacker emerged from a flash procession of the pro-Jamaat-e-Islami student organisation demanding release of Jamaat leaders being tried over war crimes charges.
Source: The Daily Star