Shibir calls countrywide shutdown for Sunday
6 February 2015, Nirapad News: Islami Chhatra Shibir, the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student front, has called countrywide shutdown for Sunday in protest against “killing, missing, torture and large-scale arrest of its leaders and activists”.
Islami Chhatra Shibir President Abdul Jabbar and Secretary General Atikur Rahman in a statement issued on Friday also announced demonstrations on Saturday demanding an end to ‘state terror’.
The statement said the government took the “cruel and inhumane’ path after ‘failing to politically tackle the people-students’ movement of freedom”.
“Since the protests started, our leaders and activists are being killed on being picked up from their houses by the law-enforcing agencies,” it said.
It said the law enforcers were “staging dramas on gunfights to kill the leaders and activists of the organization”.
The Jamaat is the closest ally of the BNP who have been enforcing a violent and crippling blockade throughout the country since Jan 5.