Mancha announces fresh protest plans

Mancha announces fresh protest plans

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The Ganajagaran Mancha will take out a procession towards the home ministry with symbolic coffins and hold a rally at Shahbagh.The secular platform is protesting against the murder of a publisher and another attack on three others.It announced these fresh plans for protest after having observed a half-day countrywide shutdown on Tuesday.Traffic resumed in the capital around noon after the Ganajagaran Mancha activists moved off the streets.Its spokesperson Imran H Sarker said they would march towards the home ministry on Thursday and hold rally at Shahbagh the next day.Faisal Arefin Dipon, owner of ‘Jagriti Prokashony’, was found hacked to death at Shahbagh on Saturday evening, hours after an attack on ‘Suddhoswar’ publication’s Lalmatia office that left its publisher Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul and two writers injured.Militant group Ansar Al Islam claimed responsibility for the attacks on Twitter but police say they suspect Ansarullah Bangla Team.The Ansar Al Islam claims it is the Bangladesh branch of the ‘Al Qaida in Indian Sub-continent’.

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