The procession of death continued into another day in Bangladesh. Clashes occurred at Hashmat Ali Shop area of Shatkania in Chittagong when protesters demanding the release of Allama Delwar Hossain Sayedee (given death sentence by the International Crimes Tribunal for alleged crimes in 1971) clashed with security forces. Police fired live ammunition to disperse the crowd, resulting in three deaths and injured included at least 25 bullet ridden.
The martyrs were identified as Abu Taher (28), son of Abdur Rashid of Sadaha village; Osman Goni (25) of Shatkania and Mohammad Shahidul Islam (23), son of Abu Taher of Sadaha village.
One more Shibir activist was confirmed dead at Nilphamari. The deceased martyr was identified as Abdur Razzak Apon (14), only son of Anisur Rahman of Kabirajpara village of Khutamara of Joldhaka at Nilphamari. He death was caused due to police and BGB firing at a procession that defied section 144 to protest the verdict of Sayedee. This was confirmed by Upazila Jamaat ameer Abdul Goni.
RTNN reports of another activist dead in the clashes which occurred on Saturday. A BNP procession was attacked by police with tear shells and rubber bullets in the capital at Mouchak at around 4:30 pm. At least 50 protesters were injured in the clashes and the injured included central leaders of the main opposition party in Bangladesh, the BNP. The deceased was identified as Abdul Latif, vice organizing affairs secretary of Khilgaon Thana. BNP had organized the mass procession in protest of the killing of more than 70 people by police in Bangladesh on the 28th of February 2013, an event the Chairperson of the BNP has termed as genocide. Witnesses say that Abdul Latif was critically injured when he was hit by a tear shell. Later he succumbed to his injuries at the local Khidmah Hospital, where doctors declared him dead at 7 pm in the evening
The procession continues.........
Ya allah, how much more?
How much more?