Jamaat calls half-day shutdown after war criminal leader Mir Quasem executed

Jamaat-e-Islami has called a half-day shutdown in protest against the execution of its financier Mir Quasem Ali for war crimes.

Staff Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 3 Sept 2016, 07:53 PM
Updated : 3 Sept 2016, 07:54 PM

The party announced two-day programmes in a statement published on its website after the hanging of its executive council member Mir Quasem at 10:30pm on Saturday.

The programmes include a shutdown from 6am to 2pm on Monday.

The party said in the statement that it would hold prayers for Mir Quasem on Sunday.

Jamaat had earlier called full-day shutdowns after the executions of its four other top leaders for war-time atrocities.

Jamaat Acting Secretary General Shafiqur Rahman termed Mir Quasem 'Shaheed' (martyr) in the statement.

He also alleged the war criminal's hanging was part of a conspiracy to erase Jamaat leadership'.

Mir Quasem was 'denied justice' and a 'victim of political vengeance', the party further claimed.