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Strife in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is facing a nationwide strike by the country's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party called the strike to demand authorities halt trials of its top leaders on charges of crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan. —Photos by Agencies

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Dec 05, 2012 01:41pm
Typical of the Jamaat. Both in Bangladesh and Pakistan, it has never been able to win the popular mandate, has supported military dictators, derailed democracy, imposed its demands and ideology through violence and undemocratic means, radicalized the youth and turned educational campuses into battlefields. A true curse on both nations and the world at large.
Dec 05, 2012 01:45pm
Let there be a fair trial. If the leaders are found guilty, then they must be punished. If not, then they should be released. Let justice be done. Jamaat's don't want the historic trials to take place because they are afraid. Everyone knows about Jamaat's violent role in the civil war.
Dec 05, 2012 08:07pm
Is he trying to put out the fire by throwing water at it by hand or was it only for a photo opp?