Sheersha Khobor Dot Com
Different political parties on Thursday observed the 44th anniversary of ‘civil-military uprising’ of November 7, 1975 in different ways.
On this day in 1975, amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians overthrew jointly the then government and freed the then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment, paving the way for Zia to come to power.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its alliances celebrate November 7 as the National Revolution and Solidarity Day, all the factions of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal observe the day as the day of civil-military revolution while ruling Awami League consider it as the day of ‘killing of freedom fighters’.
The BNP hoisted party flag at its all the offices across the country in the morning and published posters marking the day.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with senior leaders of the party and its fronts placed wreaths and at the grave of the party founder Ziaur Rahman Sher-e-bangla Nagar in Dhaka.
They also said prayers there seeking salvation of Zia’s departed soul.
After placing wreaths, Mirza Fakhrul hoped the people imbued with the spirit of November 7 would fight united to form their government.
He lamented at the government’s barring freedom fighter Sadeque Hossain Khoka to return to the country when he was alive. ‘We hope such incident will not recur,’ he said.
BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Abdul Moyeen Khan, vice-chairmen AZM Zahid Hossain and Ahmed Azam Khan were, among others, present.
Reports received from districts and divisional cities said the party observed the day in the divisional cities, districts and upazila levels.
All the three factions of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal also held separate discussions to mark the day as civil-military revolution day.
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, JSD held a discussion at its central office, where its president ASM Abdur Rob, said Colonel Abu Taher saved the sovereignty of Bangladesh leading the revolution.
‘Now we should work to abolish the colonial rule in the country, ensure the voting rights of the people, and introduce good governance,’ Rob said. Party general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, central leaders Mohammad Seraj Miah, Tania Rob and others also spoke at the discussion.
Another faction president Hasanul Haq Inu said the mutiny of November 7, 1975 failed for the betrayal of Ziaur Rahman. He criticised Zia’s role in killing Abu Taher in a false case.
Chaired by Dhaka City leader Nurul Akhter, the party general secretary Shirin Akhter, central leaders Anwar Hossain and others took part at the discussion meeting.
Bangladesh Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal also held a discussion at Bangladesh Shishu Kalyan Parishad auditorium, whore party president Sharif Nurul Ambia chaired.
General secretary Nazmul Haque Prodhan, Anwarul Islam Babul and others spoke at the discussion.
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