DHAKA: People from all walks of life thronged Shahbag Chhattar in the city and are expressing angry reactions protesting the ICT verdict that issued life term imprisonment to Jamaat leader Quader Mollah for his involvement in crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
The angry mob including, freedom fighters, general students, cultural personalities, are gathering at the place from Tuesday evening with only demand of awarding death sentence to Quader Moallah instead of life term.
Hundreds of young people put barricade surrounding the Shahbagh intersection and showing their dissatisfaction by staging different demonstration as the verdict of international Crimes Tribunal is inconsistent with public expectation.
At one stage of the protest demonstration, a symbolic trial was constructed and effigy of Quader Mollah was hanged to death. The protesters tagged a ring of shoes as symbol of their hate.
Dhaka University’s journalism and mass communication department professor Golam Rahman , Communist Party of Bangladesh’s advisory member Manjurul Ahsan Khan, president Mujahidul Islam Selim,
Gonoforum’s Pankaj Battacharya, Artiste Kafil Ahmed, Sobbyasachi Hazra, Siddique Molla, BTV ex-director general M Hamid, cultural personality Nasir Uddin Yusuf, Awami League MP Abdul Mannan expressed their solidarity with the protesters.
Apart from them, information minister Hasanul Haque Inu also expressed his solidarity.
On Wednesday morning, a human was built in Shahbag more area. Fire Arts students made 25-feet long snake-shaped effigy of Golam Azam marked with sun-moon of Pakistan flag and placed at Shahbag Intersection.
A noted numbers of RAB and police have been deployed in Shahbag area in the morning. No picket or hartal supporter was seen during the demo.
The protesters expressed their determination that they would not return home until ICT awards life sentences to war criminals including, Quader Mollah.
BDST: 0933 HRS, FEB 6, 2013
Edited by: Rubaiat Saky, Newsroom Editor/ Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor