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by Sheikh Sabiha Alam in Prothom Alo, July 2, 2017
Bangladesh Islamic Foundation has a service offering explanations and information on Islamic issues. A Robi or Banglalink cell phone subscriber can call 8155 to talk directly to the Islamic scholars or alem of the foundation. They offer explanations on preventing and countering militancy. After the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, the most important tool to draw youth away from militancy was ‘counter narrative’.
On 29 June at 5:47 in the afternoon, a call was made to this call centre …

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by Mohammad Jamil Khan in The Dhaka Star, July 2, 2017
The country’s policing system has been witnessing significant changes in the aftermath of the grisly Holey Artisan attack.
The capacity of police has been strengthened to counter religious extremism. Workshops are being organised for police members to make them aware of militancy and how to deal with the menace.
Counterterrorism teams have been formed in all 64 districts in the last four months to tackle the terrorism issue. These teams will work in coordination with the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime …

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Report in The Dhaka Star, July 2, 2017
Kushtia: Counterterrorism officials claimed to have arrested three suspected female militants, including the wife of “Neo JMB” chief Ayub Bachchu, raiding a hideout in Kushtia’s Bheramara yesterday.
The hideout busted in the drive, codenamed “Tepid Punch”, was a safe haven for the top leaders, including ameer and Shura members of the banned militant outfit, claimed police.
The arrestees are Tithi Khatun, 32, wife of Ayub Bachchu alias Sajib, Sumaiya Akter, 26, wife of the outfit’s second-in-command Abzar alias Rashed, and Toly Khatun, wife of …