Police forbids ganasraddha
An initiative to stage a mass funeral for the Hindu 'martyrs' of the liberation war did not get police clearance, claimed organisers.
"We wanted to hold a ganasraddha to honour the Hindu martyrs of the liberation war, but the police forbid it," one organizer Dayamay Biswas told The Daily Star.
However he claimed that he does not know why they were not given permission.
They received the call from the police day before yesterday (Thursday). However Assistant Commissioner of Ramna Zone, who made the call, declined to give them a written statement of refusal.
When The Daily Star contacted AC (Ramna) Shibli Noman, he claimed that the organisers hosted internal political tensions, and thus they feared possible chaos at the gathering.