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Two pro-freedom fighter parties announce protests

  • Published at 07:48 pm April 15th, 2018
Two pro-freedom fighter parties announce protests
Two pro-freedom fighter parties, Sramik Karmachari Peshajibi Muktijoddha Samonnoy Parishad and Muktijoddhar Sontan o Projonmo Samonnoy Parishad, have announced a series of demonstrations across the country, pressing home their six-point demands. The announcement came through a press release signed by Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, convener of Muktijoddha Samonnoy Parishad. The parties, in their press release, demanded exemplary punishment of those who instigated anarchy across the country using the name of quota reform movement. They also asked the government not to appoint members of Jamaat-Shibir, war criminals and those with anti-liberation sentiments in government positions, and to suspend them if they are already working as government employees. The press release also states that properties belonging to war criminals must be seized. [caption id="attachment_259213" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The 6 demands made by the two pro-freedom fighting groups Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] It further read that a special tribunal must be formed to hand down exemplary punishment to those who were involved in violence, arson, murder, terrorism  and the destruction of public and private properties during the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. The pro-freedom fighter parties spoke in favour of formulating a law to punish those who are disrespecting freedom fighters, the 1971 Liberation War and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. According to the press release, these parties will hold a series of programs across the country, including in Dhaka from April 18 to May 5. On April 18, a memorandum underlining the six-point demand will be submitted to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through government officials throughout the country. Nationwide public relations will be held on April 20. A summit will be held on April 22, which will be attended by freedom fighters and senior leaders of Muktijuddher Chetona Bastobayon Moncho. On April 30, a mass rally has been planned at the Suhrawardy Udyan of Dhaka and a national convention is scheduled to be held on May 5. Freedom fighters, their family members, students, teachers, intellectuals and representatives from various public and private organizations will be invited to join these programs.