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Get rid of communal content in textbooks, Govt urged at discussion

Report In The daily Star, Mar 11, 2017
The next generations will grow up on the footmark of Hefazat-e-Islami, a Qawmi madrassa-based organisation, if the communal things “inserted” in school textbooks were not removed.
The speakers of a discussion also demanded that the government should immediately discard all the communal elements from the textbooks.
“The poison of communalism is infusing into the children gradually. On one hand, the government says it will root out fundamentalism from the country; on the other, it brings changes to the textbooks following Hefazat’s demands. This will not …

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Report In The daily Star, Mar 11, 2017
The next generations will grow up on the footmark of Hefazat-e-Islami, a Qawmi madrassa-based organisation, if the communal things “inserted” in school textbooks were not removed.
The speakers of a discussion also demanded that the government should immediately discard all the communal elements from the textbooks.
“The poison of communalism is infusing into the children gradually. On one hand, the government says it will root out fundamentalism from the country; on the other, it brings changes to the textbooks following Hefazat’s demands. This will not …

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Report In The daily Star, Mar 11, 2017
Militant outfit “Neo JMB” has at least three more dens in Chittagong, and has chosen the district as its base, finding it difficult to operate in the capital.
Investigators have gleaned the information from two detained suspected militants — Mahmud Hasan and Ahmed Azwad Imtiaz Talukder alias Omi — who attacked police at a checkpoint in Comilla on Tuesday.
Acting on information from the duo, police on Wednesday busted a training centre of the militant outfit in Chittagong’s Mirsharai upazila and seized a huge cache …

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by Nadim Hossain in Dhaka Tribune, March 11, 2017
Savar: Food Minister Advocate Qamrul Islam said ahead of the national election, militant activities were increasing.
“The government has decided to stringently repress militant activity throughout the country, particularly since militants have become more active in recent days,” said Qamrul.
Speaking at a prize giving ceremony at Savar’s Mirpur Mafid-E-Aam School and College on Saturday, the minister urged the students to be more cautious as a group with vested interest was attempting to influence students to stray from the right path.
He asked students to …

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By Manik Miazee in Dhaka Tribune, March 11, 2017
Aiming at making all Islamic parties run for the next general election independently, Islami Oikya Jote, a religion-based political party, is working so that the parties do not contest the polls under any alliance, said party sources.
The IOJ wants its like-minded Islamic parties to work together for Islam and the country’s interest, but is not interested to make any alliance with large political parties including the BNP and Awami League, said Mufti Faizullah, secretary general of a faction of the party.
During an …

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By Shabbir Mir in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2017.
GILGIT: Families affected by upgrades to the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan have given the government a month’s time to pay back their outstanding dues.
“We will block traffic on the highway from April 10 onwards,” said a group of affected people while addressing a news conference in Gilgit.
The press conference was addressed by Jehangir Khan, Numberdar Shifa, Haji Ibrahim and Kasheer who were members of the KKH affectees committee. The body had been formed to fight for the rights of people affected …