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Sommilito Muktijoddha Projonmo holds demo in Dhaka

  • Published at 02:55 pm May 3rd, 2018
Sommilito Muktijoddha Projonmo holds demo in Dhaka
Sommilito Muktijoddha Projonmo, a pro-freedom fighter group, held a demonstration on Thursday at the Shahbagh area of Dhaka, pressing home its six-point demand. The organization also issued a press release further outlining their demands. The demonstrators urged the government to formulate a special law for the safety and security of freedom fighters, and spoke in favour of giving them constitutional recognition. The group sought continuation of existing government facilities currently being provided to the freedom fighters. Sommilito Muktijoddha Projonmo also requested the government to identify those defaming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Liberation War of 1971 and freedom fighters, and bring them to justice. In the press release, the group called for ensuring punishment of those who attacked and vandalized the Dhaka University vice-chancellor’s residence during the quota reform movement. Demonstrators demanded that people harbouring anti-liberation sentiments, and members of Jammat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatrashibir be suspended from public service and put on trial. The pro-freedom fighters’ group also requested the government to track down fake freedom fighters and put them on trial. Those conspiring against the real freedom fighters should also be brought to justice, said the demonstrators. Sommilito Muktijoddha Projonmo also sought support from people from all corners of society who believe in the spirit of the Liberation War and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, toward realizing their demands.