Sector commander Nuruzzaman remembered

Staff Correspondent

Samaj Chinta Forum holds a discussion at the National Public Library in Dhaka on Saturday marking the third anniversary of the death of Kazi Nuruzzaman, who was Sector 3 commander during the independence war. — New Age photo

Samaj Chinta Forum holds a discussion at the National Public Library in Dhaka on Saturday marking the third anniversary of the death of Kazi Nuruzzaman, who was Sector 3 commander during the independence war. — New Age photo

Liberation war hero Kazi Nuruzzaman, commander of sector 7 during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, was a true patriot who raised his voice against injustice and stood on the side of the people during every struggle, said fellow freedom fighters.
Freedom fighters urged everyone to be united in completing the unfinished works of Kazi Nuruzzaman, including the war crimes trial, to create a secular and just country.
The freedom fighters were paying tribute while commemorating the third death anniversary of the war hero at the National Public Library. The programme was organized by the Samaj Chinta Forum.
Nuruzzaman died on May 6, 2011, at the age of 86.
Former army chief and chief of S Force, sector 3 commanders KM Shafiullah, National Committee to Protect Oil Gas Mineral Resources Power and Ports member secretary Anu Muhammad, freedom fighters SI Nurun Nabi Khan, Akku Chowdhury, Shiekh Baten, Nuruzzaman’s daughter, cultural personality and freedom fighter Lubna Marium, professor of University of Liberal Arts Salimullah Khan, along with others, spoke at the commemoration meet.
Nuruzzaman came forward whenever the country needed him and always worked for the betterment of the country and society, said KM Shafiullah.
Anu Muhammad said Nuruzzaman was a frontline leader of the war crimes trial and the anti-fascist movement and tried to organize peasants and workers.
Lubna Marium said her father believed that the ordinary people who joined the liberation war never got due recognition.
Akku Chowdhury said, with so many things happening in the country right now, Nuruzzaman was needed to raise his voice against all these misdeeds.
SI Nurun Nabi Khan said Nuruzzaman worked hard to complete the unfulfilled promises of the liberation war and to build a just society.
Nuruzzzaman’s wife professor emeritus Sultana Zaman was present at the programme.
Nuruzzaman led the sector 7 from September to December 1971 during the liberation war. He was a top leader of the Sector Commanders’ Forum and an architect of the Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee.
He was also a noted writer, editor of weekly Noya Padoddhani and one of the editors of the book, Ekattorer Ghatak o Dalalra Ke Kothay. His books include Muktijuddho o Rajniti, Bangladesher Samaj o Rajniti, Swadesh Chinta, and A Sector Commander Remembers Bangladesh Liberation War He had been a vocal advocate of the trial ofwar criminals and social justice.

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