Shahbagh demonstrators have declared a week long fresh programme including rallies and processions to press home their six-point demand.
According to the new programme, they will stage rallies in Uttara, Chittagong and Ashulia between March 10 and March 16.
Imran H Sarker, convener of Blogger and Online Activist Network, announced the programme at a rally — Nari Jagoron Samabesh (rally for awakening women) — at Shahbagh intersection.
In his speech, Imran called upon all to remain united to make the programmes a success.
Highlighting the contributions of women during and after the Liberation War of the country, he urged all to be aware of eliminating discriminations towards women.
At the end of his address, Imran administered an oath to the audience vowing to continue their demonstrations until their six-point demand including awarding death penalty to all war criminals and banning the politics of Jamaat-e-Islami.
March 10: A rally at Uttara-11 Chourasta at 3:00pm
March 13: A protest procession and a rally on Chittagong University campus at 11:00am and a grand rally at historic Laldighi Maidan at 3:00pm
March 15: A grand rally at Ashulia at 3:00pm
March 16: A solidarity rally at every educational institution at 11:00am
Women from different walks of life attended the rally.
Earlier on Thursday, they held a rally at the Shikha Chirantan at Suhrawardy Udyan marking the historic March 7.
The Shahbagh movement began on February 5, hours after Jamaat assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Mollah was sentenced to life in prison for rape, killing and genocide during country’s Liberation War in 1971.
Rejecting the verdict, Bloggers and Online Activist Network initiated the protest that soon turned into a mass movement.
It also spread to other parts of the country and eventually abroad later.
Source: The Daily Star