Friday, December 23, 2011

Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir

Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir

Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir (BICS) (Bangla:বাংলাদেশ ইসলামী ছাত্রশিবির) (Bengali for 'Bangladesh Islamic Students Camp') is an Islamic student organization in Bangladesh. It is the de facto student wing of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, a political party.
This organization (Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir (BICS)) was previously named as 'Islamai Chattra Shangha'. Its leaders and members allegedly took part in the systematic genocide perpetrated by the Pakistan Army on Bengali civilians during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.[citation needed] After Bangladesh became independent on 16 December 1971, the Chhatra Sangha was banned and its activists went into hiding or fled to Pakistan to evade prosecution for war crimes. However, after the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, many leaders of Chhatra Sangha returned to Bangladesh. On 6 February 1977, Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir was formed as a new name for Chhatra Sangha.

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