‘Freedom Fighter-Soldiers Killing Day’ observed

DHAKA Different political and socio-cultural organizations leaning to the pro-liberation forces of the country today observed November 7 as 'Freedom Fighter- Soldier Killing Day' in a befitting manner.

On this day in 1975, the killing process of the freedom fighter-soldiers started in the name of soldier (Sipahi) revolution.

The process was initiated much earlier, in August 1975, through the assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members.

Subsequently, on November 3 in 1975, the four national leaders were brutally killed in prison.

After four days, the then rulers started killing the finest sons of the nation.

In the name of Sepahi revolution, three prominent freedom fighters � Khaled Mosharraf (Bir Uttam), KN Huda (Bir Uttam) and ATM Haider (Bir Bikram)-were shot dead by two company commanders, Asad and Jalil at the headquarters of the 10th Bengal Regiment on this day in 1975.

About the so-called Sepahi revolution, journalist Anthony Mascarenhas wrote: The wild jawans (soldiers) killed about 13 army officers including a female doctor and they also killed the wife of an army officer on the day.

Marking the day, Jasad held a discussion meeting at Shaheed Colonel Taher auditorium in city's Bangabandhu Avenue.

Jasad President and former information minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, party General Secretary Shirin Akhter, MP, and Prof Dr Anowar Hossain were present there.

On the occasion, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote (BSJ), a pro-Awami League cultural organization, organized a discussion at its Gulshan office in the capital.

BSJ President and former MP Sarah Begum Kobori, Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artist Rafiqul Alam, Mnoranjan Ghoshal, film artists � Rozina, Aurna Biswa, Rokeya Prachi, Sakil and BSJ general secretary Arun Sarker Rana were also present there.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)