Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) on Friday protested to meet various demands including the abolishment of the Digital Security Act.
Their other demands include- the trial for writer Mushtaq's murder and the release of students detained from the torch procession on 26 February.
The activists of the party and parents of the detained students gathered in front of the National Press Club and held a brief rally.
Later, the procession ended at the Paltan intersection.
Mamata Chakraborty, mother of one of the detained students Jayeeta Chakraborty said, "The government's goons, the police force assaulted six to seven female students on the Dhaka University campus that day. But they (instead of serving justice) have filed a false case against the students."
She urged everyone to stand by the arrested students saying, "My daughter was arrested for protesting against the black law called the Digital Security Act and think she did the right job."
Another arrested student, Tanvir Haider Chanchal's father Zia Hassan Dipti said, "Today, a dictatorship has sent my son in jail. In the '90s, I went to jail, in the same way, to protest against another dictatorship."
"So I would like to say to the present dictatorial government, you should repeal this black law (DSA) and release the arrested students. Otherwise, you have to relinquish power," he added.
CPB president Mujahidul Islam Selim said the government had seized power 'by voting at night'.
"Now it has enacted the Digital Security Act so that people cannot protest against these injustices," he added.
Sajjad Zahir, general secretary of the CPB condemned the fact that the students are not yet being granted bail on false charges.
"We want to tell the government that no dictatorship has such power. We have stood up against the dictatorial government. This struggle will continue," he said.