The protesters who continued their sit-in for 24th straight day celebrated immediately after International Crimes Tribunal had awarded death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee Thursday afternoon.Students came out from different hall of Dhaka University and thronged Shhbagh Ganajagoron Chattar. Many of them carried national flags.
During the time, Sector Commander Forum Senior vice-president former Army chief KM Shafiullah, in his reaction, told banglanews, “After 42 years, nation has got chance to remove its stigma. I think freedom fighters started the war. The new generation takes the war to the door of success.”
Earlier in the day, Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee was sentenced to death for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 led by ATM Fazle Kabir passed the verdict.
Shahbagh protesters announced countrywide programmes at districts and sub-districts in an apparent bid to face Jamaat activists as they have called a two-day programme of general strike beginning Sunday. Yesterday they brought out processions from Shahbagh to different thoroughfares of the metropolis to resist Jamaat’s hartal (general strike).