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Shahbag Square-losing its apolitical character February 26, 2013

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Shahbag movement of youth had started with the promise of a non-political platform to protest the judgment given to an accused in the war crime tribunal. In early days, no political figures were given the premise to express their opinion. Important political figures were refused and harassed on the spot.

Prime Minister express her support to the demand of young generation at Shahbag. The members of parliament expressed their unity with the Shahbag Square. (more…)

Shahbag Square -Enters into Tragedy and Controversy February 24, 2013

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Shahbag-7One of 12 bloggers, who initiated the youth upsurge at Shahbag Square,Rajib Haider met a tragic death on the 15th February, 2013. He was killed by unknown assailants near his house. Jammat-Shibir was blamed by the online activists and the government ministers.

A grand nanaj-e janaja was held in the shahbag square to give farewell to one of their comrades.
But controversy arises with the publication of blog writings of Rajib Haider in some dailies. It is found that his writing contains full of hatred against religion and Islam, his language is unreadable and he showed minimum respect to the Prophet of Islam (sm).

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Shahbag Square turns into a sea of crowds February 12, 2013

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shahbag-2A small initiative of the bloggers on behalf of Online activists turns the Shahbag square into the sea of crowds.
The bloggers were spreading their intent and ideas on the web for long but they felt frustrated on the judgment of International War Crime Tribunal on Kader Mollah, who was accused on multiple accounts. (more…)

Shahbag Square – extended its demands February 11, 2013

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Shahbag movement of youths extended its demand from 1 point to 6 points that includes
1) Death penalty for all war criminals, including Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah, and revocation of the state’s power to grant them amnesty.
2) Amendment to the International Crimes Tribunal Act, allowing appeals against inadequate punishment and disposal of appeals from both the defence and the prosecution within three months of their filing.
3) The collaborators, who had been either convicted or under trial but set free from jail after political changeover following the coup on August 15, 1975, must be brought to book.
4) Ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami and like-minded religion-based political parties, anti-liberation forces and collaborators of Pakistani occupation forces.
5) All businesses, socio-cultural bodies and media outlets run by war criminals should be banned, the charter says, naming Islamic Bank, Ibne Sina, Focus and Retina coaching centres and media outlets Diganta TV, daily newspapers Naya Diganta, Amar Desh and Sangram and Sonar Bangla Blogs.

6) Trial of the political parties, forces, individuals and organisations that are trying to save war criminals and hatching a conspiracy to foil the on-going trial.

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International War Crime Tribunal Verdict Frustrates All February 8, 2013

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International War Crime Tribunal pronounced its verdict of life sentence on Kader Mollah on 5th January 2013. It is the second case that the Tribunal gave the verdict.
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In its first case on Bacchu Razakar it rendered capital punishment. Bacchu Razakar was absconded and probably left the country before he was arrested. But there was none to defend Bacchu Razakar and no political party reacted to the verdict. But in Kader Mollah’s case, Jamaat-e-Islami and Shibbir took a strong position to protest. They were staging violent protests on the streets and against the police. Even on the day of verdict, they declared dawn to dusk hartal. They threatened endless hartals if verdict goes against their will.
The verdict was declared at 12 noon on the day amid tight security at the tribunal and protest in the street. After the verdict, people from different stages expressed their frustration.
The Jamaat Shibir also rejected the verdict and increased their agitation on the streets. They clashed with police at different places of the country and resulted in death of atleast 5 people.
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The presence of Bloggers at Shahbag is gathering momentum. Thousands of people of all ages are coming to the square to transform it into a sea of crowd. They are gathering to protest against the verdict. Their demand is the capital punishment for the offenders of war crimes.

An ordinary citizen