Civil society members at a grand rally here on Saturday demanded a ban on Jamaat-Shibir politics as they are acting like anti-liberation forces as they did in 1971.
The grand rally was held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.
They also demanded the government bring out a whitepaper on the destructive activities of the Jamaat and its students wing Islami Chhatra Shibir, and find out the sources of their funding considering its recent violent attacks on different Hindu temples, houses and killing people, including policemen.
A national committee will soon be formed to give the movement stronger shape to push for their demand for banning Jamaat.
Dr Anisuzzaman, Dr Akbar Ali Khan, Amirul Islam, Qazi Kholiquzzaman, Jahangirnagar University VC Dr Anwar Hossain, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Chairman Sultana Kamal, Supreme Court lawyer Shahdeen Malik, Bodiul Alam Mazumdar, Amin Ahmed Chowdhury, economist MM Akash, Aly Zaker, Khushi Kabir, Nasir Uddin Yusuf, and Mita Haque, among others, spoke on the occasion.
The country’s senior citizens, educationists, journalists, litterateurs and human rights activists took part in the conference