No alternative to movement, says Khaleda

Staff Correspondent

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday said there was no alternative to movement against ‘undemocratic evil forces’ in all spheres of the state and society to ensure people’s fundamental rights.
In a message to mark ‘Shahid Jehad Dibosh’ today, Khaleda made the remarks saying, ‘We have to carry forward further movement to protect and flourish democratic institutions.’
She said people would be able to protect the country’s independence and sovereignty, and uphold the democracy resisting conspiracies of local and foreign evil powers inspired with the sacrifice of Jehad.
Naziruddin Jehad, an activist of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, BNP-backed student wing, was shot dead in the capital on October 10, 1990 during mass movement against autocratic military ruler HM Ershad.
United News of Bangladesh added, on October 10, 1990, Naziruddin Jehad, the then president of Government Akbar Ali College unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, along with 60 other students from Ullapara in Sirajganj, joined the grand rally at Paltan in the capital, organised by the then BNP-led seven-party alliance demanding an end to Ershad’s autocratic regime.
At around 4pm on the day, police charged baton at the rally and fired gunshots. Jehad suffered serious bullet wounds and died later.
JCD and Shahid Jehad Smriti Parishad observe October 10 as ‘Shahid Jehad Dibosh’.
Leaders and activists of BNP and its front and associate organisations are scheduled to place floral wreaths at Jehad memorial at Dainik Bangla crossing in the capital at 8:30am today to mark the 25th death anniversary of Jehad.
Paying tribute to Jehad’s memory, Khaleda in her message said Naziruddin Jehad was a memorable name in the movement against military rule to establish multiparty democracy.
She said Jehad embraced martyrdom while playing a pivotal role during anti-autocratic movement of 1990.
Khaleda, in the message signed by BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon, claimed that mass uprising was staged in that year on the path of blood of Jehad that culminated in the fall of autocratic Ershad regime.
She said Jehad’s sacrifice would be ignored if his dream to reestablish democracy is not materialised.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also gave a message on the occasion of Jehad Dibosh.

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