Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The demand for death penalty to war criminals and a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami has attracted around 10 million signatures as a mark of solidarity with the Gonojagoron Mancha.
Imran H Sarker, spokesperson for the Gonojagoron Mancha, disclosed the information at a press briefing at the Shahbagh Projonmo Chattar in the capital Dhaka on Saturday.
He said the Gonojagoron Mancha would submit a memorandum along with the mass signatures to the parliament Speaker on Sunday.
The month-long signature campaign continued till March 22.
Meanwhile, the protesters of Rumi Squad continued their fast-unto-death, demanding effective action in initiating the process of banning Jamaat. The participants completed 98 hours at midnight.
So far the government has made no steps to initiate the banning process, nor has it made any comments regarding the protestors on hunger strike, according to the protesters.
The hunger strike, which began on Tuesday night with seven participants, now has a total of 20 participants, according to reports.
BBN/SSR/AD-30Mar13-10:04 pm (BST)