After the series bomb blasts of August 17, 2005, the media as well as the Awami League leaders and political observers alleged that then the BNP-led government ally Jamaat-e-Islami had connection with banned radical Islamist group JMB – both having the common aim to establish Islamic law in Bangladesh.
However, an aide of then prime minister Khaleda Zia acknowledged that many Jamaat men had…
Mahtab Khamaru, the second-in-command of hanged JMB chief Bangla Bhai, was arrested in 2005 but subsequently released since then prime minister Khaleda Zia’s elder son Tarique Rahman had asked the home state minister to do so, says a US embassy cable leaked by WikiLeaks.
He was one of several hundred JMB members to face arrest after the unprecedented series bomb blasts of August 17, 2005 that…
This cable describing the first two weeks of military-backed caretaker government was sent to Washington by then US ambassador Patricia A Butenis.
This cable was sent by the US envoy in Dhaka Boster on May 3, 1976 describing what Gen Ziaur Rahman told a May Day rally at Suhrawardy Udyan.
After assuming office following the assassination of Sheikh Mujib, Khandkar Mushtaque and then US envoy Davis Eugene Boster met at Bangabhaban where the president urged for US recognition to stay safe from Indian intervention.
This confidential cable was sent by then US envoy Boster from Dhaka to Washington on August 25, 1975.
From a rally at Motijheel on February 4 last year, the leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir threatened to wage war against the government if its top leaders facing war crimes charges were convicted.
Date: November 30, 2009.
Title: BANGLADESH PM REMAINS COOL TOWARD NOBEL LAUREATE (CONFIDENTIAL)
Ambassador weighs in with Prime Minister
¶5. (C) Fearing GOB displeasure with him would jeopardize Grameen Bank and his other…
Just before his retirement, the then BSF chief UK Bansal in November 2012 had made some observations about the Indian Border Security Force’s policies, and gave solution to the unabated killings and torture of Bangladeshi people along the border, especially of the large number of so-called cattle smugglers.
The recent rise of ISIS or ISIL in Iraq and it’s outrageous advancement towards establishing another Islamic state has concerned me in Bangladesh much because of the extent of violent attacks and their plans and methods.
We also have thousands of extremists operating right under the nose of law enforcers and backed by different mainstream political parties. But people in common in this 90%…