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Kushtia people voiced for gallows to Razakars

Staff Correspondent - February 11th, 2013

Now it is in Kushtia. People of all walks of progressive forces are on street to realize the demand for capital punishment for war criminals. Every day different organisations are holding different programmes including discussion meeting and cultural events.
Bijoy Ullash Chattar, a monument to theĀ  memories of martyrs in Kushtia has turned a hub for all to bring them in a unity in favour of the demand.
The spontaneous agitation is beginning from noon and continuing till mid night everyday.
Anwar Ali, father of Kushtia municipality is leading the programme.
The spirit of the protest spread to other parts of the district in Khoksa, Kushtia, Mirpur, Daulatpur and Bheramara.
Different political parties and their student wings are taking part in the programme. The parties include the ruling Awami League, Workers’ Party of Bangladesh, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) and Ganotantrik Bam Morcha.
However, nobody from the main opposition BNP and its student wing, Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, was seen in the rally.
The spirit was infectious as people broke out in chants of “Tui Razakar” (you’re a war criminal) and sang gono shongeet (mass song) in unison.
Art college students painted murals and caricatures of the known war criminals while others made effigies with papers and card boards and hung them from the nearby poles. There was even a life-size game of “Razakar ludu” — a game of snakes and ladders with the war criminals as the main players.
Street plays and dances lent the event a festive air, without lessening the gravity of the protestors’ demand. Candle light vigils and torch processions continued throughout the evening.
Many people from the present generation echoed their view, saying they were impressed to see the passion and dedication of the youth.
Saying that they had lost hope seeing the war criminals enjoy state power over the past decade.
Many joined the demonstration after seeing and hearing the news in the media, while others had been attending the demonstration on and off since it began.
Others around her echoed her sentiment.
Prominent political and cultural personalities are giving speeches throughout the day, motivating the crowds.