Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Shahbagh rejoices at Kamaruzzaman conviction

Chanting slogans, youths celebrate the judgement after a war crimes tribunal sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman to death for his crimes against humanity. The photo is taken at Shahbagh intersection Thursday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed

Chanting slogans, youths celebrate the judgement after a war crimes tribunal sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman to death for his crimes against humanity. The photo is taken at Shahbagh intersection Thursday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed

Shahbagh youths brought out a procession to celebrate the death penalty awarded to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for wartime offences during the country’s 1971 Liberation War.

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 sentenced Kamaruzzaman to death finding him guilty five out of seven charges brought against him were proved.

Hearing the news around 2:00pm, several hundreds of people regardless of their age and sex brought out the procession from Shahbagh around 2:15pm and marched towards the central Shaheed Minar in the capital.

The cheerful processionists were chanting slogans “Joy Bangla”, “Jonotar joy holo” (people have won), and “Shahbagh-er joy holo” (Shahbagh has won).

They returned to Shahbagh around 3:00pm.

People Wednesday evening started gathering at Shahbagh, the venue of weeks of demonstration organised to demand maximum punishment for all war criminals.

The Gonojagoron Mancha was formed immediately after a tribunal had handed down life imprisonment to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah on February 5.

  • Sharukh Khan

    Can they ascertain the existence of the secular Bangladesh?

  • truthprevails53

    The voice of the next generation. The voice of love, compassion, change, justice. Hopefully one by one the war crminals and the corrupt will be punished.