Jamaat calls half-day hartal Monday

Jamaat calls half-day hartal Monday

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Dhaka – Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has called an eight-hour countrywide hartal for Monday protesting what it called the ‘planned killing’ of its leader Mir Quasem Ali for war crimes, UNB news agency reported.The announcement was made in a statement issued by Jamaat acting secretary general Dr Shafiqur Rahman on Saturday night.
The shutdown will begin at 6 am and end at 2 pm, it said.
Jamaat will also hold gayebana janaza for Mir Quasem Ali and doa mahfil seeking salvation of his departed soul across the country on Sunday
Mir Quasem Ali was hanged on Saturday night for crimes he had committed against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
After over four years of trial, the 63-year-old Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami central leader was executed in Kashimpur Central Jail at 10:30 pm.

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