Reports say dozens of militant outfits operating in Bangladesh

Photo: Dhaka Tribune
Photo: Dhaka Tribune

More new groups may appear today or tomorrow.

But here’s a long list of extremist Islamist groups, along with five banned outfits, international groups, suspected financier NGOs operating in Bangladesh.

It’s shocking for the ordinary, unarmed and peace-loving people, no doubt!

Radical Islmaists in Bangladesh have been abusing Islam, country’s state religion, for decades for what they call establishing an Islamic state in a country having over 90% Muslims.

They hurl abuse and issue statements threatening dire consequences, issue fatwas at every progressive and moderate Muslims who are influential in politics and social activism and holding violent demonstrations.

They have been carrying out false propaganda and initiating fatal attacks by opening Facebook pages and websites. It’s unfortunate, unexpected. Things should change.

Everybody should love to live in peace in cooperation with others. But people’s arbitrary involvement in social and series crimes including financial have blocked the scope of a real change.

Facebook page Occupy Shahbagh, Dhaka uploaded it today!

===Outlawed Islamist #Militant Groups in #Bangladesh===

1. Shahadat-e-al Hikma was banned on February 9, 2003,
2. Jama’at-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and
3. Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB) on February 23, 2005,
4. Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (Huji) on October 17, 2005 and
5. Hizb ut-Tahrir: Banned on October 22, 2009
===Blacklisted Groups===

Islami Samaj,
Ulema Anjuman al Baiyinaat,
Islamic Democratic Party,
Tawhid Trust,
Tamir ud-Deen,
Alla’r Dal
Ansarullah Bangla Team and
Al Markajul al Islami

===Groups Under Watch===

Al-Harat al-Islamia,
Jamayatul Falaiya,
Tawhidi Janata,
Jummatul al-Sadat,
Al Jihad Bangladesh,
World Islamic Front for Jihad,
Warat Islamic Front,
Al-Khidmat Foundation,
Muslim Millat Sariyah Council,
Ahle Hadith Andolon Bangladesh,
Hizbul Mahdi,
Jamiatul Ehhia-ut-Turaj,
Hayatul Igasa,
Bangladesh Anjumane Talamije Islamia,
Khidmat E Islam Foundation,
Islami Jihad Group,
Tanjeem Bangladesh,
Iktadul Tulah Al Muslemin,
Amanatul Forkan Al Khayriya,
Ibtedatul Al Muslemin,
Al-Sayeed Mujahid Bahini and
Ahsab Bahini

===Other International Militant Groups Active in Bangladesh===

Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT),
Harkat-ul Mujahideen,
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF),
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM),
Indian Kashmir-based organisation Asif Reza Commando Force (ARCF),
Tehrik-e-Jehad-e-Islami-Kashmiri (TJI),
Harkat-ul-Jehadul Islami,
Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM),
Hezbi Islami,
Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen and
Harkat ul-Ansar

===Myanmar-based Groups===

Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO),
Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO),
National United Party of Arakan (NUPA),
Arakan Rohingya Force,
Islamic Solidarity Front,
Arakan People’s Army,
Liberation Myanmar Force,
Arakan Mujahid Party,
Rohingya Independents Force,
Rohingya Independence Army,
Rohingya Patriotic Front,
Rohingya Islamic Front and
United students Association of Arakan Movement (USM)

===NGOs Suspected for Militant Financing===

Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS),
Rabita al-Alam al-Islami,
Society of Social Reforms,
Qatar Charitable Society,
Al-Muntada Al-Islami,
Islamic Relief Agency,
Al-Furqan Foundation,
International Relief Organisation,
Kuwait Joint Relief Committee,
Muslim Aid Bangladesh,
Dar Al-Khair,
Hayatul Igachha and


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