Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The Shahbagh protesters have declared a series of programs, including a torch rally, marking the black night of March 25, 1971 and the Independence Day.
Representative of the Gonojagoron Mancha and Convener of Blogger and Online Activists Network Imran H Sarker announced the programs at a press conference on Friday night and urged the people to make the programs successful.
As per the announcement, torch processions will be brought out all over the country on Monday at 7:00pm in memory of the black night of 1971, when the Pakistani occupation army launched a crackdown on unarmed Bangalees.
The organizers of the movement also called upon all educational institutions to hold discussions on the nation’s struggle for independence on March 25.
On the day, the protesters will hold cultural programs, bring out silent procession from Projonmo Chattar at Shahbagh which would march past the Central Shaheed Minar and end at the Jagannath Hall martyrs grave on Dhaka University campus. They will light candles there.
The next morning, the protesters will place floral tributes at National Mausoleum in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, marking the 42nd Independence Day of Bangladesh. They will hold a grand rally at Projonmo Chattar at 4:00pm and release 42 sky lanterns in the evening.
BBN/SSR/AD-23Mar13-9:50 am (BST)