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Bangladesh's Jamaat protests Nizami's execution

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Dhaka, May 12: Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party staged a one-day strike on Thursday to protest against the execution of its former chief Motiur Rahman Nizami. Nizami, 74, ameer (president) of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged on Wednesday for war crimes, reported Xinhua news agency. Hours after his execution, Jamaat called a tionwide strike for Thursday. Despite the strike, traffic on short routes in and around Dhaka was almost regular as no activities of pro-strike activists were visible. In other parts of the country, the shutdown also reportedly had almost no impact on people’s routine life. Academic activities were hampered to some extent while attendance in the government and private offices was as usual. (IANS)

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