Normal life was affected in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday following a shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest the killing of a party activist in Sopore town.
Bangladesh is on high alert following the hacking to death of three secular bloggers in recent months, a senior minister said as he blamed home-grown elements like fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for the brutal killings that made global headlines.
Bangladesh was on Sunday put on alert fearing a possible backlash to the execution of top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman for 1971 war crimes as thousands of people took to streets to applaud the move, amid fundamentalists' call for a nationwide protest strike.
Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman was on Sunday buried at his ancestral home after his overnight execution for committing war crimes and mass killing during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war against Pakistan even as his supporters called for nationwide protests.
Bangladesh braced for protests and fresh violence on Sunday after a senior official of the largest Islamist party was executed on charges of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war, the second man to be hanged since the government revived war crime trials that have sharpened political divisions in the South Asian nation.
The US on Saturday asked Bangladesh not to proceed with the execution of top fundamentalist Jamaat-e- Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman, who has lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence for the 1971 war crimes.
Bangladesh authorities on Saturday moved to hang a top Islamist leader for overseeing a massacre during the nation`s 1971 independence war, after he refused to seek clemency from the country`s president.
Family members of top fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman on Monday met him in jail ahead of his impending execution after he lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence for the 1971 war crimes.
Bangladesh`s Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party on Monday called for a two-day strike after a court upheld its previous verdict on its leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, rejecting his petition to review his death sentence.
The Bangladesh apex court will, Sunday, fix the date for hearing the review petition by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman against the death sentence handed to him for being involved in war crimes during Bangladesh`s Liberation War, media reported on Thursday.
Bangladesh`s Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman will file a petition against an apex court verdict upholding the death sentence awarded to him by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) for his atrocities during the 1971 Liberation War.