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Jamaat calls hartal for Wednesday, Thursday

Update : 03 Nov 2014, 05:30 AM

Jamaat-e-Islami has called 48-hour countrywide hartal in protest against the death penalty for its leader Kamaruzzaman for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

The hartal will begin at 6am, Wednesday and end at 6am, Friday.

Jamaat's acting ameer Mokbul Ahmed and acting secretary general Dr Shafiqur Rahman issued a statement on Monday morning, immediately after the verdict was pronounced.

The party also shortened the ongoing 48-hour hartal called in protest against the tribunal’s verdict that handed down death penalty to chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes. The hartal will end at 6pm on Monday instead of 6am, Tuesday ahead of the holy Ashura.

Jamaat will also observe a countrywide prayer programme on the occasion of holy Ashura on Tuesday protesting the verdict.

Earlier in the day, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court gave death penalty to the former al-Badr man for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.  

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