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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Current Affairs-Shahbagh rally in Bangla Desh rolls into sixth day

Dhaka, 10 February: The spirited demonstrators in their thousands gathered at Shahbagh intersection for the sixth straight day today (Sunday) to stage sit-in demanding execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah and all other war criminals.
As in the last five days, people from all walks of life, mainly students, started gathering at the intersection, now known as Prajanma Chattar, since morning shouting various slogans in support of their demand and against anti-liberation forces.
Today’s programme started with a slogan demanding return to the 1972 constitution.
Vehicular movement which remained halted since Tuesday resumed on the left side of Birdem Hospital from Bangla Motor to Press Club at 9 am.
But the traffic may be halted again with the growing of the crowd.
The cricketers of the national team are likely to express their solidarity with the demonstrators today.
Meanwhile, Duronto Rajshahi, a team of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), expressed solidarity with the demonstrators. “We’re lucky that Pakistani cricketers are not there in BPL. In the future, Duronto Rajshahi won’t hire Pakistani cricketers either,” Duronto Rajshahi its Chairman Mushfiqur Rahman Mohan, said
On Tuesday, International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant general secretary of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, to life term imprisonment for his war crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, triggering widespread protests.
The mass uproar at Shahbagh erupted just hours after the verdict when an online activists’ group, Blogger and Online Activists Network (BOAN), gave a call through online social networks to wage protests against the verdict. (UNB)

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