In Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party staged a huge rally in the capital to rebut the opposition claim of its Islamist militant links. The rally was held at Paltan Maidan. The major Islamic partner of the coalition government criticized the main opposition Awami League (AL) for what it said conspiring to split the ruling alliance through bomb blasts and other terror acts across the country. The Jamaat leaders vowed to keep the four-party coalition intact and united and go for the next general election.
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