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Islamic Democratic Party (IDP)

Islamic Democratic Party (IDP) was launched in May 2008 but it came to limelight in September only after it held functions all across the country during the month of Ramdan. The members of the party are mostly Afghan war veterans.

The objective of the party is to establish Shariah law in Bangladesh. Sheikh Abdus Salam, who was also a leader of Huji, heads the party. Interestingly, IDP members deny their linkage with Huji or having any hand in the violent activities carried out by Huji in that country.

They claim that the acts of violence are actually the handiwork of a splinter group headed by Mufti Hanan and Abdur Rouf. Although the group was permitted by the caretaker government to launch political party but it was debarred from participating in the Ninth Parliamentary election held in December 2008.

Its leader Abdus Salam was behind bars as of 2013.



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