Udichi observes Jessore tragedy day in city

DU Correspondent
Cultural activists attend a discussion organised to mark the 17th anniversary of attack on Jessore Udichi Shilpi Gosthi on Dhaka University campus on Sunday. — New Age photo

Cultural activists attend a discussion organised to mark the 17th anniversary of attack on Jessore Udichi Shilpi Gosthi on Dhaka University campus on Sunday. — New Age photo

Cultural organisation Udichi Shilpi Gosthi observed the 17th anniversary of Jessore tragedy on Sunday through various programmes and demanded speedy trial of the terrorists responsible for the gruesome massacre.
The Udichi people also expressed their abhorrence of the killers who set off time bombs and killed 10 persons and injured 150 others in two separate explosions at a cultural function at Jessore Town Hall ground in 1999.
Udichi was holding its 12th national convention when the blasts occurred.
The mourners held a candlelight vigil and placed wreaths at a temporary monument at Dhaka University to pay homage to the dead cultural aficionados and activists.
At a condolence meeting on DU campus in the afternoon the speakers said the attack on Udichi Shilpi Gosthi’s programme in Jessore was pre-planned and targeted very heart of Bangladesh’s rich culture.
They said successive governments did not punish the evil forces behind the attack.
Condemning recent attacks on ethnic and religious minority people and cultural organisations, the speakers also called upon the citizens to get united to resist fundamentalism and militancy in the country.

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