As far as Jamat-i-Islami and Islami Chatra Shibir are concerned, terrorism is their institutional aspect.They killed people in the name of Islam in 1971, burned houses, raped our women. They still continuetheir killing even now. To dominate the educational institution they consistently plan on killing brilliantstudents and leaders of progressive student organizations. Such activities are clearly the continuation of their annihilation of intellectuals during 1971. What they actually desire is to resist the development of the country by creating mayhem in the educational sector. The list of their offences would be a long one.
Although their trademark ‘vein
tting’ was paused for a while, it has been started again.
Jamaat-i-Islami opposed the 1971 Liberation War by assist
ing the Pakistani military. Jamaat’s studentwing at that time was known as ‘Islami Chatra Shangstha’ (Islamic Student Organization). As the
political scenario in Bangladesh went through a major change, that same organization re-established and
renamed itself as ‘Islamic Chatra Shibir’ in 1977. Only within three years of their re
-establishment, thismuch-criticized barbaric organization started killing people by slaughtering them in Chittagong. Clashes between studen
t organizations are nothing new in Bangladesh’s context. But there is a fundamental
difference between Shibir and other student organizations. Shibir takes on killing as their distinctobjective. When they attack someone they make sure that the person is crippled forever. This is a veryeffective approach in restraining the person from politics and it also creates fear among others. Suchatrocity cannot be compared with any other. Only Shibir can be associated with ferocities as crushing bones using hammers-rods-bricks, poking out brains by pushing a wheel-spoke of rickshaws through
cutting hand- and leg-veins, gouging out eyes, breaking spine, cutting away wrists, killing withfalchions-daggers-
axes. Let’s take a look at the long history of Shibir’s atrocity:
Within only three years of their establishments, the Shibir cadres savagely stabbedand killed Tobarak Hossain, the newly elected AGS of Chatra League in Chittagong City College,using falchions. One of the Shibir activists urinat
ed on Tobarak’s face when he was crying for
water on the point of death.
March 11, 1982:
The Shibir cadres along with three-buses full of outsider terrorists attackedgeneral students in Rajshahi University. The University authority banned Shibir afterwards.
Shibir activists slaughtered Shahadat Hossain, a brilliant student and a Chatra Unionleader, inside room 15 of Shuhrawardi Hall, Chittagong College.
Shibir cut away the right hand wrist of Abdul Hamid, leader of National Student Society.They celebrated their wrongdoing with a speared cutaway wrist.
May 31, 1988:
Leader of Chatra Moitri, Dr. Jamil Akter, was killed by Shibir with multiplestabbing and vein-
cutting in front of Rajshahi Medical College’s main hostel. This was happ
enedin front of the college principal and council members, and hundreds of students.