Free Press Journal
  • Pak top court may summon Sharif in Panamagate

    Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could be summoned to the Supreme Court if required to record his statement in the Panamagate corruption case, the apex court hearing the high-profile case said today.

  • Jamaat-e-Islami B’desh behind attack on religious minorities: Kabir

    Kolkata : Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh is the main conspirator behind the attack on Hindus and other religious minorities in Bangladesh, according to noted writer and rights activist Shahriar Kabir. Kabir, one of the key men behind the movement for trial of the 1971 war criminals and against fundamentalism and communalism in his country, said that by doing this, the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh was trying to destabilise the country and show it in a poor light.

  • Kashmir: Pakistan marches to Wagah border 

    Srinagar  : The Border Security Force has put in place extra security arrangements at Attari international border and its surrounding villages in view of the resolve of Pakistan’s Jamaat-e-Islami party to march towards Wagah in solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

  • Clashes in B’desh after Jamaat-e-Islami chief’s execution

    Dhaka: Clashes broke out between activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and police in several Bangladeshi cities today after the execution of the top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan.

  • Jamaat calls Bangladesh strike protesting Nizami’s execution

    Dhaka: Bangladesh’s biggest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami today called a nationwide general strike tomorrow to protest the execution of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, the senior-most Islamist to be executed for war crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan. In a statement, Jamaat, which was opposed to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, described 73-year-old Nizami’s execution as a “planned murder” and called a nationwide 24-hour strike from 5 am tomorrow to 5 am

  • Bangladesh summons Pak envoy, slams reaction to war crimes trial

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Monday summoned the Pakistani High Commissioner here to lodge a protest over Islamabad’s reaction to a Supreme Court judgment that confirmed the death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami chief and 1971 war crimes convict Motiur Rahman Nizami.

  • Jamaat chief shifted to Dhaka Central Jail, execution imminent

    Dhaka: Bangladesh today began countdown for the execution of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami as he was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from a suburban prison even as the Supreme Court released its full judgement reconfirming his death penalty for 1971 war crimes.

  • Three detained for murder of Hindu tailor in B’desh

     Dhaka : Bangladesh police arrested three men, including a member of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami and a journalist, for the brutal murder of a Hindu tailor by machete-wielding ISIS militants in the latest attack on secular writers and minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.       Two cases have also been filed over the killing of 50-year-old Nikhil Chandra Joarder, who was hacked to death by three assailants who forcibly entered his house and slit his

  • Sikh politician in Pak killed by Hindu rival for party ticket

    Peshawar: A prominent Sikh politician in Pakistan who was gunned down last week was killed by contract killers hired by his miffed Hindu rival after he failed to secure a ticket for elections in 2013, police said today, days after Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the murder.

  • Bangladesh set to execute top Jamaat leader for war crimes

    Dhaka: Bangladesh is set to hang fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur ahman Nizami for war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan. Authorities today served the death warrant to 72-year-old Nizami, two months after the apex court upheld his death penalty. “We received the death warrant earlier this morning and served it to the convict (in the death row),” an official of the suburban high security Kashimpur Jail briefly told reporters.

  • B’desh court upholds death sentence of top Islamist leader

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the death penalty given to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, paving the way for his execution.

  • Bangladesh detectives arrest Jamaat-e-Islami man

    Dhaka : Detectives in Bangladesh have arrested a man belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami for threatening eminent intellectuals Professor Anisuzzaman and Muntassir Mamoon with death.

  • Sheikh Hasina accuses BNP-Jamaat alliance of murdering two foreigners

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP)- Jamaat-e-Islami alliance for the murder of two foreigners within a week, saying that the murders were part of a conspiracy to ‘tarnish the image’ of her government. Hasina said that the BNP-led alliance was attempting to overshadow the government’s achievements through these heinous murders. She vowed to take action and said that the murders as ‘clearly planned and politically

  • Bangladesh SC upholds death sentence of top Jamaat leader

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against the second highest ranking leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for war crimes, including massacre of intelligentsia whom he termed “agents of India”, during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

  • Pakistan group condemns plight of Rohingya Muslims

    Islamabad: Pakistani political organisation Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has condemned the plight of Rohingya Muslims and demanded that Muslim countries severe diplomatic relations with Myanmar in protest, a media report said on Monday. Addressing a protest rally in Islamabad on Sunday, JI chief Sirajul Haq urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to convene an Islamist summit to come up with a common strategy for the protection of Muslims all over the world, especially the Rohingyas,

  • Bangladesh Violence

    Jamaat leader loses final appeal against execution

    Dhaka : A top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh on Monday lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence for war crimes and mass killings committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan, triggering violence in which a protester was killed.                The Supreme Court upheld its previous verdict on Muhammad Quamaruzzaman, rejecting his plea for reviewing his death sentence.

  • Bangladesh war criminal’s death sentence review plea rejected

    Dhaka: A Bangladesh court rejected on Monday Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader and war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman’s petition to review his death sentence. A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, rejected the petition after about a two-hour long hearing on Sunday, bdnews24 reported.