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Bangladesh PM hints at backing ban of Islamic party

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina indicated Saturday she would back a ban on the country's largest Islamic party, as tens of thousands of people joined the funeral of an anti-Islamist blogger. 

Mourners gather and carry the casket bearing Ahmed Rajib Haider, 26, in Dhaka on February 16, 2013. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina indicated Saturday she would back a ban on the country's largest Islamic party, as tens of thousands of people joined the funeral of Haider, an anti-Islamist blogger.

Hasina said after a meeting with the mourning relatives of Ahmed Rajib Haider that the Jamaat-e-Islami party, whose members are suspected in the blogger's murder, had "no right to be in politics in free Bangladesh".

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