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HuJI-B conducting meetings to recruit women, says report: The Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B) which operates largely in Bihar, West Bengal and the north eastern states of India has been conducting meetings to recruit women. The recent busting of the various modules of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) in those areas has also added to the problem for the HuJI-B as there appears to be a lot of scrutiny of the activities on the border. Hence, the HuJI -B decided to change its game plan and has decided to recruit women and also train them in order to carry out terror activities in India. The HuJI already has a lot of camps in India. Rediff, May 24, 2012.

National counter terrorism strategy in months, says official The draft national strategy on counter terrorism is expected to see its final shape in a couple of months, Home Ministry's additional secretary Kamal Uddin Ahmed said on May 17. The strategy would keep readied teams of armed forces, RAB and other law enforcing agencies for emergency responses at any place in the country and beyond. NewAge, May 18, 2012.

JeI founder indicted for war crimes: The war crimes tribunal of Bangladesh has indicted Ghulam Azam, founder of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in former East Pakistan, on charges of incitement, conspiracy, planning, murder, abetment and failure to prevent crimes against humanity during the country's liberation war in 1971. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 framed the charges on May 13 and fixed June 5 for starting the trial of Azam, who is considered the mentor of JeI that took up arms to defend Pakistan alongside the Pakistani Army in the Bangladesh war in 1971. The Hindu, May 13, 2012.

Bangladeshi Navy adds special war unit to fight terror: Bangladesh Navy has commissioned a Special Warfare Diving and Salvage unit to strengthen anti-terrorism and anti-piracy drive in the Bay of Bengal during peacetime and to go for sweeping measures during crisis. The unit will have around strength of around 900. Daily Star, May 10, 2012.

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