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Blast in Qur'anic school reveals bomb and weapon factory
The madrasah was run by Hefajat-e-Islam, an Islamic fundamentalist group that has been very active in recent months. Amid the rubbles, police found homemade bombs and explosive material. A 25-year-old student died as a result of the explosion; six others were injured.
24/07/2008 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Tension rises in Kashmir, nine dead in two different attacks
A bomb exploded in the middle of a group of migrant workers in Srinagar. According to the police, the objective was a paramilitary squad on patrol, but a witness says that the target was a group of Hindu pilgrims. A former leader of the mujahedin was killed in a second attack.
Dhaka court gives "lenient” sentence to blogger’s assassins
Ahmed Rajib Haider was the first writer to be assassinated in 2013 because of his atheism and ideas contrary to Islam. A special court issues two death sentences and six jail terms for his killers. Only five years in prison to the Islamic leader who instigated the murder. The victim's father: "‘faulty and inconsistent’ judgment. I will appeal. "
Bangladesh, convicted to death 8 Islamists for New Year's massacre
They're all militants of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), a banned organization since 2005. In 2001 it killed 10 people during Bangla New Year celebrations. Months later they put a bomb inside The Most Holy Redeemer church (Khulna diocese), killing 10 Catholics. Other six Islamists got life imprisonment.
Bangladesh, four 'anti-Islam' bloggers sentenced
According to human rights activists, those arrested are the latest cultural and political victims of the clash between Islamic fundamentalists and the government. Under current law they face from 7 to 14 years in prison.
Bangladesh bans Islamic parties
The Supreme Court outlaws the constitutional amendments made during the military regimes from 1970 to 1990, which allowed the rise of Islamic parties in parliament. The measure was presented for the first time in January, but has been blocked for six months because of the appeal demanded by Muslim leaders. Justice Minister: "Secularism is once again the cornerstone of our constitution."
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