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Talk about press freedom under a shariah state, a khilafat, where divinely appointed ulemas will carry out the even more divine task of dictating the public mind. Enter Hizb ut-Tahrir — a global Islamic political party working for the reestablishment of Khilafat — with a sneak preview of how the press will be tackled under the divine rule they staunchly campaign for.
On September 21, thousands of HuT activists — mostly private university students — marched the streets of Dhaka to protest the publication of a cartoon strip in Alpin, satire supplement of Prothom Alo, one of the largest circulating Bengali dailies in Bangladesh. Many Bangladeshi Muslims were offended by the cartoon that attempted to satire the culture of adding