Nation celebrates 42nd anniversary of Army victory in Bangladesh liberation war

Nation celebrates 42nd anniversary of Army victory in Bangladesh liberation war

[jwplayer mediaid=”169250″  width=”360″ height=”270″] Defence Minister AK Antony commemorated the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971 and pledged to protect every inch of Indian land and territory.

Bangladesh commemorates 1971 war victory as violence continues

Bangladeshis flip colored cards to form the national flag during Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday, December 16, 2013. The Victory Day marks the anniversary of Bangladesh' victory in the India-aided war victory against Pakistan. (AP photo by AM Ahad)

Five more people were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in continuing violence triggered by the execution of a senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader, even as the country commemorated its victory in the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Police said five ‘terrorists’ were killed overnight in shootouts with law enforcement agencies in southwestern […]

Modi salutes 1971 war heroes on Vijay Diwas

Modi salutes 1971 war heroes on Vijay Diwas

BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to the heroes of 1971 war on the occasion of Vijay Diwas saying their sacrifices continue to inspire generations. Narendra Modi wrote on his twitter handle, “Salute to all the heroes of the 1971 war on […]

Amnesty fears attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh after execution

Amnesty fears attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh after execution

A leading human rights watchdog has warned that execution of a top leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for war crimes in Bangladesh could lead to reprisal attacks on minority communities, especially Hindus. Bangladesh executed Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah, infamous as the “Butcher of Mirpur”, for 1971 war crimes last […]

Boy dies in police firing, Bangla Opposition extends blockade

Boy dies in police firing, Bangla Opposition extends blockade

A 12-year-old boy died and 10 other people were injured in police firing in Bangladesh even as the BNP-led Opposition alliance extended a nationwide blockade over a ‘death warrant’ issued for senior fundamentalist leader for genocide during the 1971 war. The boy was killed when police opened fire to disperse […]

India-Bangladesh join hands to find graves of freedom fighters

India-Bangladesh join hands to find graves of freedom fighters

India and Bangladesh are jointly making efforts to trace the graves of martyrs of the Liberation War of 1971 with over 2,000 freedom fighters buried on this side of the border in Tripura, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya. Officials here said that four nodal officers from the Indian side were […]

Bangladesh: Al-Badr razakars to be tried in absentia

Bangladesh: Al-Badr razakars to be tried in absentia

A Dhaka war crimes tribunal decided on Monday to hold the trial of two fugitive leaders of Al-Badr, a group which assisted then Pakistani forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War, in absentia, The Daily Star report said. Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin acted as the ‘operation-in-charge’ of Al-Badr, while Ashrafuzzaman Khan was ‘chief […]

Bangladesh SC rejects Jamaat leader Mollah’s pleas

Bangladesh SC rejects Jamaat leader Mollah’s pleas

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the petitions of convicted Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah seeking its intervention so that two judges abstain from the proceedings of appeals against his war crimes trial verdict, the Daily Star reported. The International Crime Tribunal-2 on February 5 sentenced Mollah to life term […]

Shahbagh movement spreads across Dhaka

Bangladesh: Shahbagh movement spreads across capital

Activists of Bangladesh’s Shahbagh movement held a rally on Wednesday in Dhaka’s commercial hub Motijheel, to press home their demand for the death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami war criminals, the Daily Star reported. Hundreds of demonstrators joined a rally in Dhaka and took a vow to continue agitation on the streets […]

Bangladesh: 2 dead, 30 hurt in Jamaat-police gunfight

Bangladesh: 1 dead, 20 hurt in Jamaat-police gunfight

One person was killed and 20 others were injured on Saturday in a gunfight between Jamaat-e-Islami members, Islami Chhatra Shibir activists and police in Pabna during an eight hour Jamaat-backed strike. Daily Star website reported deceased Sirajul Islam, 17, and Alal, 18, were Jamaat activists. Pabna superintendent of police said […]

Bangladesh: 4 killed in clashes over ‘atheist bloggers’

Bangladesh: 4 killed in clashes over 'atheist bloggers'

At least four people were killed and over 200 injured in Bangladesh on Friday as hundreds of Islamists clashed with police here and other major cities demanding execution of “atheist bloggers” they accused of blasphemy. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse Islamists backed by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) […]

Jamaati violence grips Bangladesh; 3 killed in sporadic clashes

Jamaati violence grips Bangladesh; 3 killed in sporadic clashes

At least three persons were killed in sporadic clashes in Bangladesh on Monday during a nationwide general strike called by fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to protest their leaders’ ongoing trial for 1971 war crimes. Witnesses said JI activists visibly took a hit and run strategy in Dhaka and several other cities […]

Anti-Jamaati blogger activist brutally murdered in Bangladesh

Anti-Jamaati blogger activist brutally murdered in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi blogger, who posted many blogs about the 1971 war and illicit Jamaati activities, was found stabbed on Friday night, hours after the organisers at Dhaka’s Shahbagh movement decided to discontinue the 24-hour blockade, the Daily Star reported. The killing has sparked outrage in the country, and has prompted […]

Bangladesh witnesses violence over war crimes trial

Bangladesh witnesses violence over war crimes trial

Several people were injured on Wednesday after violence gripped the Bangladeshi capital following fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists’ violent protests at several places to protest the ongoing 1971 war trials. Angry at the sentencing of JI’s assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Mollah by a special tribunal which found him guilty of war […]

Bangladesh hit by protests after war crimes verdict

Bangladesh hit by protests after war crimes verdict

Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party is enforcing a general strike across the country for a second day to protest a war crimes verdict. A tribunal on Tuesday pronounced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah guilty of killing and aiding Pakistani troops in killing 369 others during its independence war in 1971. He was sentenced to life in prison. Street clashes […]

Bangladesh: Tribunal asks prosecution to submit charges against 1971 War criminal

The International Crimes Tribunal-1on Thursday asked prosecution to submit formal charges against Bangladesh Awami League’s Mobarak Hussain before it on February 12 for alleged war crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971, a Daily Star report said. Mobarak was the organising secretary of a union unit […]

Taliban wants Sharia in Pakistan, war with India

Taliban wants Sharia in Pakistan, war with India

The Pakistani Taliban has made a conditional ceasefire offer to the Pakistan Government which calls for an end to Pakistan’s participation in the Afghan war, the imposition of Sharia law in the country, and to avenge the embarrassing defeat of Pakistan in the 1971 War, a GEO News report said. […]