Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has called an eight-hour countrywide strike for Monday protesting the execution of its leader Mir Quasem Ali.
The announcement was made in a statement issued by the party’s acting secretary general Dr Shafiqur Rahman on Saturday night.
The shutdown will begin at 6:00 am and end at 2:00 pm (local time), it added.
The party will also hold Gayebana Janaza (namaz-e-janaza in absentia) for Mir Quasem Ali and doa mahfil (offer prayers for the departed soul) seeking salvation of his departed soul across the country on Sunday
Mir Quasem Ali, believed to be the main financier of Jamaat-e-Islami, was hanged on Saturday night for the atrocious crimes he had committed against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 to prevent Bangladesh’s independence.
After over four years of trial, the 63-year-old Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami central leader was executed in Kashimpur Central Jail at 10:30 pm.