Global RMG Market: Bangladesh Projected As Next ‘China’


Bangladesh's apparel exports will be tripled by 2020 as the European and the US buyers plan to strengthen their presence in the country and new players are planning to enter the market seen as the 'Next China', according to a study.

Five year working plan of AL government for developing the Railway Sector


Modernization of the communication system and infrastructure is one of the main prerequisites for the growth and economic development of a nation. Bangladesh Awami League is thus determined for the infrastructural development of Bangladesh. Communication system is much more important for the business and other sectors. After consuming office for the consecutive time, Bangladesh Awami League has decided to convert railway sector into a developing one by implementing various projects. These include 50 short, medium and long term projects worth Tk 18,310 crore. For implementing these projects quickly, government has prepared a draft working plan and AL government is strong minded to implement these working plans as soon as possible.

One House, One Farm Project: The Promise of a self-reliant Bangladesh


Bangladesh has immense possibilities in agriculture sector. Agriculture is the main driving force behind the economic development of Bangladesh. But after our independence we have not been able to achieve much in the agriculture sector due to some obstacles. After forming the government in 1996, Bangladesh Awami League was the first government who took massive initiatives for improving the farming sector of Bangladesh.

Shibir follows Taliban in world terrorist groups' list


Islami Chhatra Shibir; Jamaat-e- Islami Bangladesh backed student wing has been ranked 3rd in the list of 10 non-state armed groups active worldwide in 2013. It has been listed under ‘IHS Jane’s 2013 Global Terrorism and Insurgency Attack Index’ set by IHS, known for delivering comprehensive and reliable open-source terrorism and insurgency intelligence, based in US.

IHS Jane reported that, during 2013 Islami Chhatra Shibir committed around 492 armed attacks on people and policemen which took lives of 172 people.In one year the attacks by Jamaat-Shibir increased by 184% from 2012 to 2013, the report said.


Jamaat-e-Islami and their student wing Islami Chattra Shibir were involved in violence throughout the year 2013 and few days in January 2014 after the 10th parliamentary election. Their violent activities included:
• Killing of innocent people and policemen
• Arson attack on people
• Setting fire on vehicles
• Cutting down the roadside trees.
• Attack on Hindu and Buddhist communities
• Burning household of people

They committed the same violence in 1971 during the liberation war of Bangladesh. The nine-month carnage of the Bangladesh Liberation War is widely viewed as genocide; the Pakistan Army and their collaborators targeted Hindu communities, intellectuals and members of the political opposition for attacks. Historians have estimated that, during the war, between 200,000 and 400,000 women and children were raped. More than 3 million civilians were killed by Pakistani military and their collaborators during the war.
The members of Islami Chhatra Sangha (ICS), the then student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, turned into militiamen of ferocious Al-Badr Bahini and killed several hundred intellectuals towards the end of the Liberation War.

Shibir came under the spotlight for killing their rivals and cutting their tendons, a unique style introduced by the Shibir in the 1980s. Jamaat-Shibir men have resorted to violence on many occasions since then, including when Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee was sentenced to death by the International War Crime Tribunal, Bangladesh.
Glimpses of Violence by Jamaat-Shibir throughout 2013

Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), renowned human rights watch organization reported as below:
A total of 492 people including 15 police members were killed in 276 major incidents of attack by the Shibir terrorists throughout the year of 2013.
Human rights organization Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) also said about 2,200 other were injured in the incidents those took place till December 24.

Violence after Quader Mollah verdict
Jamaat-e-Islami declared two day hartal in protest against ICT verdict against Quader Mollah life imprisonment on February 5.
At least three people were killed and many injured across the country as Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Chhatra Shibir cadres enforced a dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting the war crimes trial of its leader Abdul Quader Mollah.

Violence after Quader Mollah execution
At least seven people were killed and 150 others injured in clashes across the country on December 13 as activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir engaged in violence following the execution of war crimes convict Abdul Quader Mollah, a top Jamaat leader, on December 12.

Violence after Sayedee verdict
On February 28, at least 40 persons, including 12 policemen, were killed and more than 2,000 people were also injured as Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir went on the rampage, in the name of movement, immediately after ICT verdict that sentenced Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee to death penalty on charges of war crimes he had committed in 1971. (Source: South Asia Terrorism Portal: Terrorism)

Five spell of road-rail-waterways Blockade
The BNP-led 18-party alliance observed 15-day blockade in five spells from November 26 to November 28, from November 30 to December 5 and December 7 to December 12, from December 17 to December 19 and from December 21 to 24.
At least 17 people have lost their lives and 750 innocent people were injured in Arson attacks during three-day blockade started from November 26.

Violence by Petrol Bomb attack
Shibir added new phenomena in creating violent incidents like petrol bombs, uprooting rail tracks and fishplates. Hundreds of civilians were injured and 30 people died due to arson attack.
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Post election violence on Hindu communities
At least five members of the Hindu community were hacked to death by Jamaat-e-Islami and Shibir activists. Huge exoduses were being happened from Bangladesh to neighboring countries due to post poll attacks on Hindu communities in Bangladesh.
Jamaat-Shibir cadres launched despicable attacks on Hindu communities in four districts the day after the 10th parliamentary elections in January 5, 2014. At least 500 houses of the minority community were torched and looted since Sunday night in Dinjapur, Jessore, Satkhira and Thakurgaon. Thousands of Hindus took shelter in the temples, while others have fled to nearby villages.
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