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

Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami activists damage a bus during a nationwide strike on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.?Photo by AP
Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami activists damage a bus during a nationwide strike on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.?Photo by AP
Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami activists block a road with burning tires during a nationwide strike on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.?Photo by AP
Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami activists block a road with burning tires during a nationwide strike on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.?Photo by AP
Activists of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami shout slogans and run with stones in hand during a nationwide strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh.?Photo by AP
Activists of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami shout slogans and run with stones in hand during a nationwide strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh.?Photo by AP
Activists of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party set fire to tyres as they block a street in Narayangani.?Photo by Reuters
Activists of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party set fire to tyres as they block a street in Narayangani.?Photo by Reuters
A member of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) inspects a burnt bus after activists of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party set fire to it during a strike in Dhaka.?Photo by Reuters
A member of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) inspects a burnt bus after activists of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party set fire to it during a strike in Dhaka.?Photo by Reuters
Members of Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion stand alert during a nationwide strike in Dhaka. A teenage activist from an Islamist party in Bangladesh was killed during clashes in which police fired live bullets to disperse crowds ahead of a nationwide strike, officials said.?Photo by AFP
Members of Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion stand alert during a nationwide strike in Dhaka. A teenage activist from an Islamist party in Bangladesh was killed during clashes in which police fired live bullets to disperse crowds ahead of a nationwide strike, officials said.?Photo by AFP
About 100 Jamaat-e-Islami activists were arrested and 25 injured during a day-long strike by the largest Islamic party in the country on Tuesday as a part of their continuing protest for the release of their senior leaders who are facing trial against war crimes and crimes against humanity, local media reported.?Photo by Reuters
About 100 Jamaat-e-Islami activists were arrested and 25 injured during a day-long strike by the largest Islamic party in the country on Tuesday as a part of their continuing protest for the release of their senior leaders who are facing trial against war crimes and crimes against humanity, local media reported.?Photo by Reuters
Police load injured activists of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party onto a police van as they detain them after a clash with police and pro-government activists in Dhaka.?Photo by Reuters
Police load injured activists of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party onto a police van as they detain them after a clash with police and pro-government activists in Dhaka.?Photo by Reuters
Bangladeshi policemen douse flames on a tire set on fire during a nationwide strike by the country's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami in Dhaka, Bangladesh.?Photo by AP
Bangladeshi policemen douse flames on a tire set on fire during a nationwide strike by the country's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami in Dhaka, Bangladesh.?Photo by AP

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Haider
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.
Haider
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.
Almanar
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?