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Islami Chhatra Shibir, student front of Jamaat-e-Islami, has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj and Natore districts for Sunday protesting the arrest of its leaders and activists.
A joint statement sent to journalists on Friday night through e-mail signed by Anisur Rahman, president of Rajshahi unit Jamaat, and Ashraful Alam Emon, president of Rajshahi University unit, read the announcement of the hartal.
If Dr M Jahangir, acting secretary of Jamaat Rajshahi city unit, Anwarul Islam, office secretary of the Shibir city unit, and other arrested Jamaat-Shibir activists are not released within the next 24 hours, the shutdown will be imposed, the statement threatened.
On Friday noon, law enforcers arrested Jahangir, also director of Islami Bank Medical College and Hospital, from Naodapara in the city.