Fresh Mancha programmes unveiled

After announcing the programmes, Sarker also took out a procession with the activists on Friday afternoon.

The programmes include exchanging views on the Pahela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year, with the inhabitants of Alokdi village in the Dhaka’s Mirpur.

It is the place where war crimes convict Abdul Quader Molla – widely known as the Butcher of Mirpur – had committed genocide during the Liberation War in 1971.

On that day, the Mancha activists will organise a cultural function at Shahbagh at 3pm with its slogan ‘Noboborsher Ongikar, Nipat Jak Rajakar’ (Pledge of the New Year: down with Rajakar), and light candles in the evening.

The anti-war crime platform will also hold rallies and bring out processions across the country on April 18 to press for its six-point demands.

The list includes death penalty for all war criminals and a ban Jamaat-e-Islami and its student affiliate Islami Chhatra Shibir.

It will also stage demonstrations to protest the ‘dealays’ in the war crimes trials.

The Mancha will hold a rally at Shahbagh at 3pm that day.

Sarker told the press conference that they had already sought permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police for the events.

Source: Bd news24

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