Demonstrations in Dhaka mark Oct 28 Paltan killings; police arrest Jamaat leader Mobarak Hossain

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Activists of Jamaat-Shibir on Wednesday carried out demonstrations to demand justice for Paltan killings back in 28 October, 2006.

A demonstration rally was held in Kuril Bishwa Road of the capital at 07:45 in the morning led by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami central executive committee member and Dhaka City assistant secretary Mohammad Selim Uddin.

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Another similar rally was held in Khilgaon of the capital at 09:30 in the morning of the same day in memory of 28 October, 2006 killings and a demand for justice.

In Jatrabari, a demonstration by Jamaat-Shibir activists on occasion of 28 October was forcefully dispersed when police attacked the demonstration which was held at Konapara area in Jatrabari-Demra road of the capital. A Jamaat leader said that 8 activists were injured in the police attack and that 2 activists had been arrested.

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Jatrabari thana police officials confirmed the arrest of the demonstrators from the rally.

In other news, police dispersed another demonstration protesting 28 October killings in Shewrapara area of Mirpur and arrested 4 people, including Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Central executive Committee member and Dhaka city Assistant Secretary Mobarak Hossain (arrest pictured below), whom police arrested after the end of the demonstration.

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On the 28th of October, 2006, armed Awami League cadres and activists, many of them armed with traditional logi-boitha (long oar) sticks, on the directives of senior Awami League leaders, attacked and clashed with a rally of Jamaat-e-Islami in Paltan area of the capital, killing several Jamaat activists in a series of grisly street killings that were televised live throughout national television. Although families of the victims have long demanded a proper investigation to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice, they say that the current Awami League administration continues to give shelter to the killers and prevent the course of justice for the October 28 political violence killings.