Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir

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Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ ইসলামী ছাত্রশিবির) is an islamic ideological based political students organization in Bangladesh. Islami Chhatra Shibir, is very close to the leading islamic political organization of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.[1][2] Before 1971 Bangladesh liberation war it was known as Islami Chattara Shangha, which was involved in collaborating with West Pakistan army and committed war crime.[3] In 1971, leaders of Islami Chattara Shangha formed the paramilitary group Al Badar, who were involved in killing intellectuals.[4][5] In February 2014, a US think tank organization's study titled "IHS Jane’s 2013 Global Terrorism & Insurgency Attack Index” listed Shibir as third largest armed group in the world.,[1][6] an allegation that Shibir has both denied and protested.[7]


Chhatra Shibir was established in February 6, 1977, in Dhaka University central mosque. According to their principle they have a mission, "To satisfy Allah through the rearrangement of the total life of human being in the way given by Allah and shown by the Muhammad".[8] It was known as Pakistan Islami Chattra Shangha.[9] before the Liberation war of Bangladesh


In 1971 this party was known as Pakistan Islami Chattra Shangha,[9] members of which led the formation of Al-Badr that involved in the 1971 killing of bengali intellectuals and some of them have already been convicted and executed by International Crimes Tribunal.[10][11][12][13][14] Activists of this organization extort money from the students of many educational institutions, hostel residents and traders of neighbouring areas[15][16] in the name of Baitul Mal (party fund).[15][16] Activists of Shibir also pressure the students to sign the supporter's document (form) of the organization as well as join the organisation.[15] This student group is also involved in violent clashes with other student groups,[17] is extremely militant and has been linked to numerous acts of violence.[18] The group has also been linked to a number of larger terrorist organizations both in Bangladesh, and internationally.[18]

Signature killing by cutting tendon[edit]

Shibir killed their rival political party members in a special way to spread fear. They cut their opponent's tendon to kill them.[19][20][21][22]

Killing law enforcement force[edit]

In the year 2013 Shibir members engaged in sudden attack on law enforcement force all over the country. Lots of police members were killed and injured by their armed attack.[1][23][24][25]

Attack on minority Hindu and Buddhist[edit]

After Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi's death sentence due to war crimes conviction, Jamaat along with Sibir start violence all over the country.[26] They start targeting minority Hindu people. Lots of Hindu tempels were vandalized by them.[27][28][29]

Ranked as third largest armed group in the world[edit]

In February 2014, US based defence think tank IHS Jane published a report titled "IHS Jane’s 2013 Global Terrorism & Insurgency Attack Index”, where Shibir ranked third as non-state armed groups in 2013.[1][6] The organisation has protested the study findings, strongly condemning the ranking and expressing astonishment.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Shibir world’s 34th top armed group: Study". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). February 24, 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) , South Asia Terrorism Portal". 2001-01-13. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  3. ^ "The Trial We are Waiting For". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). January 9, 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nizami turned Chhatra Sangha into Al-Badr". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). May 8, 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "War trial ‘a joke’". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). July 22, 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Shibir a top non-state armed group: IHS Jane’s". Dhaka Tribune. February 25, 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Shibir protests IHS ranking". Dhaka Tribune. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ a b "Islami Chhatra Shibir | Terrorist Groups | TRAC". Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  10. ^ The Hindu
  11. ^ "Kamaruzzaman led Razakar, Al-Badr and Al-Shams: witness". Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  12. ^ Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary. "Key man of Al-Badr". Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  13. ^ "Mirpur butcher Molla must die, says SC". Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  14. ^ "Mojaheed indicted for genocide, crimes against humanity". Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  15. ^ a b c New Age
  16. ^ a b The Daily Star
  17. ^ "Islami Chhatra Shibir". Priyo News. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Terrorist Organization Profile: Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS)". National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Shibir 'cuts' BCL leader’s tendon". 2013-10-31. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Shibir men cut Rajshahi BCL leader’s tendon". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). December 18, 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Shibir cadres cut tendons of RU BCL leader". Dhaka Tribune. August 23, 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "RU BCL activist's foot chopped off". 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. The Jamaat-Shibir activists are known to cut tendons of their rivals. 
  23. ^ "Savage attack by Shibir". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). April 2, 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  24. ^ "Shibir men attack cops in Rajshahi again". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). April 1, 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  25. ^ "80 injured as Jamaat clashes with police". New Age. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  26. ^ "Hindu temples, homes attacked across Bangladesh". Indian Express. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Bangladesh Islamists torch Hindu temples and homes in pre-planned carnage". The Standard. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "Jamaat continues attacking Hindus". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). March 6, 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  29. ^ "Hindu temples, homes attacked across Bangladesh". Dawn. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 

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