Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Prevent Hefajat long march, Ban Jamaat

27 organisations call 24-hour shutdown from Friday 6pm

Twenty-seven organisations including Sector Commanders’ Forum, Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee and Sammilita Sanghkritik Jote have called a 24-hour shutdown from Friday 6:00pm to prevent the long march of the Hefajat-e Islam and demanding a ban on Jamaat-Shibir politics.

The other demand of the organisations includes trial of war criminals who committed crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971, Shahriar Kabir, executive president of Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, told The Daily Star Wednesday night.

Peshajibi Samannay Parishad is among the organisations who called the shutdown, he added.

The organisations will arrange a press briefing on the TSC premises of the Dhaka University at 10:30am on Thursday to reveal the detail of their activities relating to the shutdown, Shahriar Kabir added.