Nur, who demanded immediate release of student leaders, said: "Government arrested our leaders unjustly to intimidate us. Students, civil society, left-leaning organisations, and intellectuals – everyone protested Modi's visit peacefully but police attacked and arrested many of us."

"If you uphold Bangabandhu's ideology, you will free students' leaders immediately. We are ready to sacrifice our lives to meet our demand," he added.

Manna said, "Unnerved by the student leaders, the government arrested them. But why were they not being granted bail? We demand the immediate unconditional release of all anti-Modi protesters."

Zafrullah Chowdhury also demanded the immediate release of student leaders and urged the government to stop harassing and threatening political activists and student leaders.