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Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, on Tuesday called a countrywide daylong hartal for Thursday in protest against what it said torturing of its president on police remand and demanding his immediate release.
Iasin Arafat, central literature affairs secretary of Chhatra Shibir, confirmed reporters about the shutdown call. On March 31, plainclothes police arrested Shibir chief Delwar Hossain from the city’s Shaymoli area and then showed him arrested in two cases. Later, he was taken on a 14-day remand in the two cases filed over February 28 city violence.