Supporters of the Islami Jamiat-e-Taliba, student wing of religious political party Jamat-e-Islami, protest against the verdict of Bangladesh war crimes tribunal in Karachi and Lahore, July 18th, 2013. Some dozens of students gathered together in show of force against the guilty verdict of the trial of Ghulam Azam, the former head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party and the death sentence of Ali Ahsan Mohammad, secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, for crimes during the 1971 war of independence.

Supporters of the Islami Jamiat-e-Taliba, student wing of religious political party Jamat-e-Islami, protest against the verdict of Bangladesh war crimes tribunal in Karachi. — AFP Photo
Supporters of the Islami Jamiat-e-Taliba, student wing of religious political party Jamat-e-Islami, protest against the verdict of Bangladesh war crimes tribunal in Karachi. — AFP Photo
They called on the Muslim world to "save Bangladesh". Controversial statements in light of the much debated history of the 1971 war. — AFP Photo
They called on the Muslim world to "save Bangladesh". Controversial statements in light of the much debated history of the 1971 war. — AFP Photo
Ahsan Ali Mohammad was handed the death penalty for war crimes. — Reuters
Ahsan Ali Mohammad was handed the death penalty for war crimes. — Reuters
Protesters chant slogans in Karachi. — Reuters
Protesters chant slogans in Karachi. — Reuters
Some protesters urged action from the Pakistani government and military. — AFP Photo
Some protesters urged action from the Pakistani government and military. — AFP Photo
Representatives of the Jamiat-e-Tulaba in Lahore. — Reuters
Representatives of the Jamiat-e-Tulaba in Lahore. — Reuters
They called Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina an "Indian sympathiser". — Reuters
They called Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina an "Indian sympathiser". — Reuters

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Kamal
Jul 19, 2013 03:32pm

Law taking own course. It is Bangladesh internal affair. I fail to understand why Pakistanis are breaking their head..., utter no sense...

mm
Jul 19, 2013 03:44pm

Wrong reporting, it is Jamat Islami protesting not Pakistan

Niran
Jul 19, 2013 05:06pm

Simple Advice to Pakistani's - MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS - Who has appointed you as authorised spokesman of muslim's across the world.. You have enough mess created by yourself in your country which will take a life time or more to clean, concentrate on that.

a
Jul 19, 2013 07:14pm

@Kamal: Because Pakistan considers Bangladeshis as brothers. Which is obviously too much for india to handle.

SubhSubhBol
Jul 19, 2013 07:47pm

just look at their age....unbelievable that they are so worked up about something that happened more than 40 yrs back....most of them were not even born then......instead of concentrating on studies and striving towards a better future, they are beating their heads on such issues....deplorable.....

Ajaya K Dutt
Jul 19, 2013 11:27pm

When is Pakistan going to Punish those who committed murder, rape and atrocities many folds more than the convicted lot of Bangla Desh.

Jamshed Khan
Jul 20, 2013 01:22am

'War of separation' and NOT 'war of independence'. The use of correct terms is important in 'honest' reporting and journalism.

Khalid
Jul 20, 2013 01:24am

I really don't understand this. Bangladesh is an independent country and has its own judiciary. What they do in their country, as long as it doesn't interfere in the business of Pakistan, is their own business and nothing to do with us. JI is a failed party in Pakistan and has a handful of supporters. Islami Jamiat-e-Taliba is the student wing of JI and I really don't understand how come they (students) have the time away from their studies, in Ramzan, to demonstrate about what Bangladesh is doing to its citizens!. I wonder if they have been "encouraged" by the seniors in JI (in Pakistan) to demonstrate!. Why do Pakistanis have to take upon themselves to "save & protect" Islam and Muslims, all over the world, while their own country is burning at both ends. On a personal note, I think Bangladesh should hang the person responsible for killing many many innocent people in their country. Why should we care how old is the killer. Did we forget eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth?.

WHO ARE U to SAY
Jul 20, 2013 03:36am

@Niran: We could say to Tom, Dicks and harry's from India who come dawn's forum on and give their 2 cents worth.

kk
Jul 20, 2013 08:22am

this further proves that accused are truly guilty...

Shahid Masud
Jul 20, 2013 10:14am

I don't understand what's wrong if criminals being punished for their involvement in war crimes comitted against Bengalies . We Pakistanies should be ashamed of ourselves.

Jamshed
Jul 20, 2013 02:47pm

"Begane ki shaadi mein Abdullah dewana"

Ragu
Jul 20, 2013 03:25pm

Why is a crime against people not to be punished; does jamat not care about the innocent people of Bangladesh who were butchered in thousand; when will jamat in Pakistan learn to focus pakistan's own internal problems.

M A Khan
Jul 20, 2013 03:44pm

I think the Title of the article is very misleading. Pakistan did not protest against the recent developments in Bangladesh. It was JI who have got the Ummati-muslima protection Contract since the beginning of times and they are protesting on everything happening in the world except the ongoing slaughter of Pakistanis by terrorists.

zia ur rehman
Jul 20, 2013 11:33pm

its a brutal punishments. death sentencing, 90 years for 90 years. awarded on hear says. were not allowed to defend themselves. it was war. one political party connived with an arch enemy to dismember its own sovereign country. got hundered thousand soliders impersioned by that country on its own soil. one need not worry about pakistan. there is always a silver line at the end of the tunnel. we are fighting a proxy war for the past 30 years. let there be no mistake in the minds of our friends that pakistan has the guts to bounce back. we will continue to raise our voice in favour of oppressed people all over the world including india and bengladesh.

AMER
Jul 21, 2013 05:48am

looking at the coments of some foreigners just say's the standard of Pakistan News, well done Dawn News just keep the good work up people around the world do relay on you

unaiza arif
Jul 21, 2013 05:52am

i am surprised to read all above comments and really dissappointed by the attititudde of the pakistani government also, these are not those people who have created mess in the country neither those who are involved in separatists movement in pakistan infact these are those who are always the supporters of Pakistan and two nation theory,if u think that they are doing wrong then think of those soldiers also who are fighting against the separatists in baluchistan and one day god forbid if it really get separated then our soldiers will be punished then i will ask u again is that really their internal affair??

usman
Jul 21, 2013 06:26am

Those who defend these sentences on the basis of course of law should know that these are politically motivated and which is why the chief of these prosecutions had to resign because according to him government forced him to award tough sentences to the accused. Its all to please India and kind of make Bangladesh a homogeneous country targeting Islamic and Propakistani forces. Jamaati Islami did nothing wrong but they fought for the unity of East and West Pakistan.

hari
Jul 21, 2013 11:33am

@a: yes you consider them brothers and killed many of them in 1971. this shows your love for them. it was too much for india to handle to see brothers killing brothers.

Gerry D'Cunha
Jul 21, 2013 03:17pm

two side (paki/bengali) of the same coin

B
Jul 21, 2013 04:34pm

@a: Learn to treat other Pakistanis as brothers before preaching.

M
Jul 21, 2013 08:00pm

@Jamshed Khan: it was a war for independence from an oppressive military establishment. paks should be proud of the fact that most of the population of jinnah's pakistan managed to free themselves from our armed forces (the population of bengal was over 54% of the total)

BHARAT
Jul 22, 2013 01:28am

first they kill 4 millionof them, then they deny it, nd then wnt it to go un;punished

BHARAT
Jul 22, 2013 01:30am

morally banbkrupt - and that is the core of your problems. it also tells me that Islam is the reasson why you conducted genocide

varinder abrol
Jul 22, 2013 02:42am

@zia ur rehman: why not talk about oppressed people in your own country (pakistan)

Someone
Jul 22, 2013 02:47am

@unaiza arif: When state fails to protect its own citizens and infact persecute its citizens then they have the to do anything which they think good for them.