Shaheed Rumi Squad continues fast unto death

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A protester of the Shaheed Rumi Squad was hospitalised after he fell sick yesterday, as the protesters of the squad continued their “fast unto death” for the third straight day.

Manik Sutradhar, who started the hunger strike on Tuesday night, fainted yesterday afternoon. The 27-year-old was taken to Birdem Hospital for treatment, said Senjuti Shonima Nadi, a spokesperson for the squad.

On Tuesday, the protesters began their programme in front of the National Museum, protesting the “inadequate government action” to initiate the process of banning Jamaat by March 26 as per an ultimatum of the Shahbagh protesters.

Initially, the number of people on hunger strike was seven, but it rose to 19 yesterday. They demand immediate and effective steps to ban Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir.

In the early hours of today, about 35 more people from different socio-cultural organisations joined them. They will continue their hunger strike till midnight today, said Deepak Suman, convener of Gonojagoron Sangskriti Mancha.

So far, more than 100 organisations expressed solidarity with the squad’s strike, said Nadi.

Meanwhile, people from different walks of life participated in a two-hour token hunger strike yesterday afternoon expressing solidarity with Shaheed Rumi Squad.
The protesters observed a candlelight vigil lighting 62 candles to celebrate Shaheed Rumi’s 62th birthday in the evening.

Noted educationist Muhammed Zafar Iqbal inaugurated the programme. Addressing the youth, he said,”Rumi worked to build a new Bangladesh, and he was my classmate. You really make me proud as you are working for a new Bangladesh.”
Shafi Imam Rumi, the eldest son of Shaheed Jahanara Imam, was born on March 29, 1951. He was a guerrilla fighter of the Liberation War and sacrificed his life in 1971 war.

Meanwhile, the Shahbagh movement organisers said they would submit a petition in favour of their six-point demand to parliament Speaker on Sunday. Maruf Rosul, one of the organisers, said they counted 48 lakh signatures on the petition as of yesterday.

Of them, over 17 lakh signatures were collected in Dhaka, he said, adding that counting was still going on.

1 COMMENT

  1. LAW MINISTER MUST BE TRIED

    And those who opposed the politically motivated Kangaroo court circus’s show are majority , both in Bangladesh and outside. You will be tried for your evil & cunnings. You advised Hasina to delete the sentence from the constitution that read, ” WE TRUST IN ALLAH & DEPEND ON HIM”, taking undue advantage of her poor education, low intelligence and un-Islamic upbringing. This was not in A.L’s election manifesto. She did not know and could not comprehend the outcome of her such action that has outraged 89% of the people in this country, paving the path for the apostates to launch their vicious anti-Islamic programme. No matter what happens, you have to be tried in a sharia court.
    If Ghulam Azam has been a “WAR CRIMINAL” why Hasina went to his house , sought his blessings, political support & in 1996 formed an alliance with his party to oppose the BNP? Whom you dwarf man trying to fool?(1)—

    Despite bewildered Hasina’s warning to the media “TO BE OBJECTIVE”

    ALONG WITH APOSTATE BLOGGERS ARRESTING OF HASINA, HER LAW MINISTERS & ADVISER IS TOP PRIORITY

    Demarcation is clear now: Islamic Ummah vs Indian poodle Hasina

    Islamic activists on streets of Dhaka to call for new blasphemy law

    Isolated & most frightened Hasina admitted according to a section of the media,“ I WAS ADVISED BY (Hypocrite) SUFIA KAMAL & (Indian) JANARA IMAM TO TRY THE WAR CRIMINALS. EQUALLY I WAS ADVISED BY LAW MINISTERS & ADVISER ON CONSTITUTIONAL MATTER TO DELETE THE SENTENCE FROM THE CONSTITUTION THAT RELATED TO ALLAH. BUT I’M A MUSLIM & LOVE MY RELIGION”-
    Dewan Monju Munshi,Dhaka:29.03.13 (2)—

    ANOTHER “ STARTLING” LIE!

    PAKISTAN WANTS TO RECAPTURE BANGLADESH! “PATRIOTIC” POLICE HAS SAVED COUNTRY’S INDEPENDENCE BY ARRESTING THE PAKISTANIS BEFORE THEY COULD STRIKE!!!!
    This latest manufacturing of “STARTLING NEWS” by a politicised same police man is a sign of sheer desperation on the part of the terrorist Indian collaborators, now ruling our country. This latest lie would not keep its boat afloat, INSHA-ALLAH. Like the apostates SHAHBAGH circus this falsehood would vanish too.
    Why the police could not discover the APOSTATES BLOGGER ON FAST TILL DEATH , EATING AND DRINKING SECRETLY COVERING THEIR HEAD UNDER BLANKET? Some media has already taken the picture. From Dewan Monju Munshi from Dhaka:30.03.13 (3)

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