Teachers, students and prominent personalities of the country demanded an immediate execution of the war crimes verdict and a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chattra Shibir politics.
The demand came at a rally titled “Teachers-Students Rally” held at Projonmo Chattar adjacent to Shahbagh intersection Saturday afternoon.
Ganajagaran Mancha hosted the rally which was attended by teachers and students from different educational institutions across the country.
The speaker at the rally demanded exemplary punishment to the saboteurs who committed heinous acts and attacked innocent individuals during the shutdown.
In his address, Jagannath University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mizanur Rahman said: “The execution of verdict on war crimes would be held without any delay in our country and none could stop it.”
He also urged students as well as the young generation to uphold the inspiration of Liberation War.
“If you want to eliminate evil forces from our country, the execution of war crimes verdict is not enough. We need to nurture the inspiration which will ultimately help us save the country from all communal and anti-liberation forces,” Mizanur added.
Mahmud Ali Chowdhury, secretary general of Bangladesh Polytechnic College Samiti, said: “We want to see our country totally free from communal and fundamentalist forces and for this reason we all expressed our solidarity with Ganajagaran Mancha.”
Imran H Sarkar, convener of Ganajagaran Mancha, urged the government to execute the verdict as early as possible.
It was high time the verdict be executed, added Imran.
The convener also called upon the countrymen to unite to resist Jamaat-Shibir politics so that they could not exist in the county.
Gatak Dalal Nirmul Committee Convener Shahriar Kabir, Jagannath University Prof Nasir Uddin, bloggers Arif Jabotik and Badhon, Chattra Moitree President Bappa Ditta Basu, Jashad Chattra League President Shamsul Islam Sumon, among others, were present on the occasion.