Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Unidentified People Set Fire in the Newspapers Office.

By Anwar Hossain: Some unidentified people set fire in the car in front of the Daily Naya Diganta office then they put fire in the store of the newspaper office. Police were unable to identify who were these people. 

The Reuters reports that people retrieve rolls of paper after unidentified activists set fire to a place where the papers were stored at the office of Naya Diganta, a newspaper that activists believe to be lenient to Jamaat-e-Islami, in Dhaka February 12, 2013. According to police, at least 50 cars have been vandalized and two police officers injured as Jamaat-e-Islami activists opened fire and clashed with law

enforcers in different parts of the capital after police had banned their rally on Tuesday. Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest radical Islamist party in Bangladesh, called for the rally to protest against the Shahbagh demonstration. Thousands of protesters participating in the Shahbagh demonstration demanded capital punishment for Jamaat-e-Islami leaders awaiting a court verdict for war crimes committed during the 1971 Independence War, as well as for one the leaders who received a life sentence, local media reported.

Source: REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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