Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir

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Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir
President Muhammad Abdul Jobbar
Founded 1977
Headquarters 48/1 Purana Palton, Dhaka
Ideology Construction is an Islamic society[1]
International affiliation no

Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir (বাংলাদেশ ইসলামী ছাত্রশিবির), is a student organization in Bangladesh. Islami Chhatra Shibir is the student wing of the Islamist political organization of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.[2][3] Before the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war it was known as Islami Chattara Shangha, and had ties to the West Pakistani army.[4] In 1971, leaders of Islami Chattara Shangha formed the paramilitary group Al Badar, who were involved in the 1971 killing of Bengali intellectuals.[5][6] In February 2014, a US thinktank study titled "IHS Jane's 2013 Global Terrorism & Insurgency Attack Index" listed Shibir as third largest armed group in the world,[2][7] an allegation that Shibir has both denied and protested.[8]


Chhatra Shibir was established on February 6, 1977, at the Dhaka University central mosque. Their stated mission is To satisfy Allah through the rearrangement of the total life of human being in the way given by Allah and shown by the Muhammad.[9] It was known as Islami Chattra Shangha before the Liberation war of Bangladesh.[10]


According to the group's policy, their activities are launched in light of five agendas.[11]

  1. Dawah (Call to Allah)- Conveying message of Islam to the students and inspire them to acquire knowledge and to arouse in them the sense of responsibility to practice Islam in full.
  2. Orgaization- To organize the students who are ready to partake in the struggle for establishing Islamic way of life within the fold of this organization.
  3. Training- To take appropriate steps to impart Islamic knowledge among the students integrated under the Organization to make them men of character, capable of braving the challenges of Jahilyah and thus to prove the superiority of Islam.
  4. Islamic Education Movement and Student-oriented Problems- To struggle for changing the existing system of education on the basis of Islamic values to build up ideal citizens and enhance leadership to solve real problems of the students.
  5. Establishing Islamic Social Order- To strive tooth and nail to establish Islamic social order for freeing humanity from all forms of economic exploitation, political oppression and cultural servitude.


In 1971 this party was known as Pakistan Islami Chattra Shangha,[10] 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.[12][13][14][15][16] Activists of this organization extort money from the students of many educational institutions, hostel residents and traders of neighbouring areas in the name of Baitul Mal (party fund). Activists of Shibir also pressure the students to sign the supporter's document (form) of the organization as well as join the organisation.[17][18]

This student group is also involved in violent clashes with other student groups,[19] is extremely militant and has been linked to numerous acts of violence.[20] The group has also been linked to a number of larger terrorist organizations both in Bangladesh, and internationally.[20]

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.[21][22][23][24]

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 attacks.[25][26][27][28]

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.[2][7] The organisation has protested the study findings, strongly condemning the ranking and expressing astonishment.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ সংক্ষিপ্ত পরিচিতি
  2. ^ a b c "Shibir world’s 34th top armed group: Study". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). February 24, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) , South Asia Terrorism Portal". January 13, 2001. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  4. ^ "The Trial We are Waiting For". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). January 9, 2009. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Nizami turned Chhatra Sangha into Al-Badr". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). May 8, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  6. ^ "War trial 'a joke'". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). July 22, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  7. ^ a b "Shibir a top non-state armed group: IHS Jane's". Dhaka Tribune. February 25, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  8. ^ a b "Shibir protests IHS ranking". Dhaka Tribune. February 25, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  9. ^ "The Motto of Shibir". 
  10. ^ a b "Islami Chhatra Shibir | Terrorist Groups | TRAC". Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  11. ^ "5-Point Agenda". Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  12. ^ "Jamaat secretarygeneral gets death penalty for war crimes". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  13. ^ "Kamaruzzaman led Razakar, Al-Badr and Al-Shams: witness". New Age. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  14. ^ Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary. "Key man of Al-Badr". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  15. ^ "Mirpur butcher Molla must die, says SC". September 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  16. ^ "Mojaheed indicted for genocide, crimes against humanity". New Age. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  17. ^ "How Shibir raises fund". New Age. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  18. ^ "Shibir's source of income". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  19. ^ "Islami Chhatra Shibir". Priyo News. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  20. ^ a b "Terrorist Organization Profile: Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS)". National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  21. ^ "Shibir 'cuts' BCL leader’s tendon". October 31, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  22. ^ "Shibir men cut Rajshahi BCL leader's tendon". The Daily Star. December 18, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  23. ^ "Shibir cadres cut tendons of RU BCL leader". Dhaka Tribune. August 23, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  24. ^ "RU BCL activist's foot chopped off". April 29, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-29. The Jamaat-Shibir activists are known to cut tendons of their rivals. 
  25. ^ "Brutality unbelievable, Another Cop Killed by Jamaat". The Daily Star. March 4, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  26. ^ "Savage attack by Shibir". The Daily Star. April 2, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  27. ^ "Shibir men attack cops in Rajshahi again". The Daily Star. April 1, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  28. ^ "80 injured as Jamaat clashes with police". New Age. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

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