Ganajagaran Mancha has announced that it will continue its sit-in at the Shahbag in the city until Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury's verdicts are executed.
"We started our sit-in from today (Friday) afternoon. We would stay at Shahbagh until death sentences of two war criminals are carried out," Imran H Sarkar, spokesperson of the Mancha, said at a rally at Shahbag in the afternoon.
Speaking at the rally, Imran said, it is now clear that there is no differences between Jamaat and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) as the organisations have given controversial statements on Thursday that claims war criminals as freedom fighters.
"The crimes of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury during liberation war were known to all and we also hoped that BNP would speak against the war criminals but it did not do so; moreover, they followed Jamaat's footprints, which disappointed the mass people" he said.
Imran said that the BNP has lost its right to do politics as the party leaders have failed to understand the people's expectation. "The execution of two masterminds will fulfil the expectation of 16 crore people in the country indeed" he hopped.
The secular, youth-led platform has been campaigning for maximum penalty for all war criminals since Feb 5, 2013.
Earlier on Wednesday, the SC upheld its previous judgment on Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujaheed, rejecting his plea for reviewing death penalty for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.