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Eminent citizens demand release of anti-Modi protesters

May 04, 2021 00:00:00

Parents, rights activists, teachers and eminent citizens, under the banner of "Udbigno Obhibhabok O Nagorik" (Concerned Guardians and Citizens) on Monday demanded immediate and unconditional release of anti-Modi protesters and student leaders across the country, reports UNB.

Around 50 parents and family members of arrested protesters staged a sit-in protest on the Central Shaheed Minar premises from 11am to 1pm Monday.

Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder and trustee Zafrullah Chowdhury, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Ganosamhati Andolan chief coordinator Zonayed Saki, Dhaka University law department Professor Dr Asif Nazrul, former DUCSU VP Nurul Haque Nur, and photographer Shahidul Alam also joined the protest.

Nur, who demanded immediate release of student leaders, said: "Government arrested our leaders unjustly to intimidate us. Students, civil society, left-leaning organisations, and intellectuals - everyone protested Modi's visit peacefully but police attacked and arrested many of us."

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