Ganajagaran Manch calls Coffin procession Thursday

Ganajagaran Manch calls Coffin procession Thursday

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A six-hour countrywide hartal enforced by Ganajagaran Manch ended peacefully on Tuesday.
The leaders and activists of the Manch observed the hartal from 6:00am to 12:00pm on the day in protest against the killing of Faisal Arefin Dipan, a publisher of slain writer and blogger Avijit Roy’s books, the attacks on another publisher and 2 bloggers and demanding the arrest of the assailants.
After observing the half day hartal, Spokesperson of the Manch Imran H Sarkar said that they will organise a coffin march towards the home ministry on November 5 with six coffins, and hold a solidarity rally at Shahbagh on the following day to press home their demands.During Tuesday’s hartal manch activists brought out a procession in Shahbagh intersection area in the morning and blocked the Shabagh intersection.
As a result, vehicular movements in the capital’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, TSC, Mothsho Bahban and Kataban area were halted.
Meanwhile, different organisations including Bangladesh Communist party (CPB), Bangladesh Juba Union, Udichi Shilpi Gosthi, Chhtra Union expressed their solidarity with the hartal called by the Ganajagaran Manch.
Speaking at a rally at the Shabagh intersection at the end of the hartal, Ganajagaran Manch spokesperson Imran H Sarker declared the fresh programme including coffin procession on Thursday and a solidarity rally at Shabagh at 3:00 pm on Friday.
Imran claimed that the people across the country observed the hartal spontaneously demanding security of the life.
He however expressed his grief for the examinees of JSC as their examinations had been rescheduled suddenly due to the hartal.
Imran said that the AL –led government have to complete the trial of war criminals, uproot militancy if they want to stay in the power as the people in the country elected them after theses hopes.
Meanwhile, JSC and JDC exams of the day held four hours behind schedule at 2pm instead of 10pm due to the hartal, the education ministry sources said. – Staff Reporter

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