Shahbag: The Social revolution in Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have joined protests in Dhaka where political revolution of sorts is underway. It began when Abdul Quader Mollah, a Jamaat e Islami leader and the Butcher of Mirpur was convicted of beheading a poet and raping a pre teen and shooting 344 people during the liberation war of 1971, but got a life sentence instead of a capital punishment. Mollah emerged from the courtroom flashing a victory sign that prompted online activists and bloggers to gather at Shahbag, to launch a unique protest movement demanding justice. Shahbag Square in Dhaka has been renamed as Projonmo chottor or new generation roundabout, where the protestors have gathered demanding maximum penalty for the barbarians of the 1971 war crimes.