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Ganajagaran Mancha holds protest

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Ganajagaran Mancha activists stage protests at Shahbagh early Wednesday after the Appellate Division chamber judge stayed Quader Molla’s execution order. — Sony Ramany  Ganajagaran Mancha activists stage protests at Shahbagh early Wednesday after the Appellate Division chamber judge stayed Quader Molla’s execution order. — Sony Ramany

Several hundred youths Tuesday evening once again gathered at the city’s Shahbag demanding execution of Abdul Quader Molla after the chamber judge stayed execution of death sentence awarded by the Appellate Division.
Ganajagaran Mancha, which was formed on February 5 demanding execution of Quader when the ICT-2  awarded him a lifetime imprisonment, is leading the protest gathering.
Imran H Sarkar, spokesman of the platform, said they would not leave the venue until the execution of Quader.
He also asked the activists of the platform across the country to organise people and take to the streets for the same cause.
In the afternoon, the youth brought out a torch procession at Shahbag protesting at the death of Mostofa Hawladar, a prosecution witness of another convicted war criminal Delwar Hossain Sayeedy.
The protest then took a festive mood when the authorities concerned announced that the sentence against Quader would be executed midnight past Tuesday.
But after a couple of hours the chamber judge stayed the execution till today morning.
The message sparked protests and Ganajagaran Mancha activists at Shahbagh started chanting slogan demanding execution of Qader.
Sammilita Sangskritik Jot president Nasir Uddin Yusuf Bachchu said, ‘We did not ask the government to execute Qader at our words… But the stay order on the execution has triggered confusion among people.’




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