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Friday, October 23, 2009
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Hizb ut-Tahrir banned
Staff Correspondent

The government yesterday banned all kinds of activities of Hizb ut-Tahrir Bangladesh in the interests of public security.

“The organisation has been banned as it has been carrying out anti-state, anti-government, anti-people and anti-democratic activities for long in the country,” Home Minister Sahara Khatun told The Daily Star.

She said a circulation would be issued soon to this end.

“The file on banning Hizb ut-Tahrir came to me today [Thursday] and I signed it,” Sahara said adding some other similar organisations, which have been carrying out subversive activities, would be banned step by step.

Home Secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikder said, “From today [Thursday] the organisation’s activities have been banned for the sake of public security.”

Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international Islamist political party founded in Jerusalem in 1953.

The party started its activities in Bangladesh in 2000. According to Hizb ut-Tahrir’s website (, Mohiuddin Ahmed is the chief coordinator and spokesman of the party and its central office is located at HM Siddique Mansion, 55/A Purana Paltan, 4th Floor, Dhaka.

The previous BNP-Jamaat government had banned four organisations –Huji, Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh and Shahadat-e Al Hikma — for their connection with militancy.