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Terrorism and militancy come down at zero level, says Minister for Home Affairs Shamsul Haque Tuku: The Minister for Home Affairs, Shamsul Haque Tuku, on September 28 said terrorism and militancy have come down at zero level due to various effective steps taken by the present Government. He said that along with intensifying the monitoring system, the Bangladesh Government is formulating tough law for combating terrorism and militancy. New Age, September 29, 2012.

JeI secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed committed atrocities in 1971, says freedom fighter Zahir Uddin Jalal at ICT-2: Freedom fighter Zahir Uddin Jalal on September 20 testified before the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) that at least four freedom fighters of his group were eliminated in Dhaka by detained Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed during the War of Independence in 1971. He said Mojaheed also committed atrocities against the people in 1971. The New Age, September 21, 2012.

'JeI leader Ghulam Azam was the mastermind of 1971 genocide', says former caretaker Government adviser Sultana Kamal: Former caretaker government adviser Sultana Kamal on September 11, while making her deposition as prosecution witness before the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1), said Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leader Ghulam Azam was the mastermind of the genocide that had taken place during the Liberation War in 1971. Sultana recalled, "Ghulam Azam had given the leadership of philosophical and strategic planning to his vigilante groups Razakar, Al Badr and Al Shams for perpetrating the crimes against humanity like killings, arson, rape, looting, genocide and deportation". UNB Connect, September 13, 2012.

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