Followers observe 40th death anniversary of Siraj Sikder

Staff Correspondent
Shaheed Biplabi O Desh Premik Smriti Sangha holds a discussion marking the 40th death anniversary of Siraj Sikder at Shahbagh in Dhaka on Friday.— New Age photo

Shaheed Biplabi O Desh Premik Smriti Sangha holds a discussion marking the 40th death anniversary of Siraj Sikder at Shahbagh in Dhaka on Friday.— New Age photo

Followers of Siraj Sikder, founder of Purba Bangla Sarbahara Party, on Friday claimed the killing, disappearance and abduction have crossed all previous records.
They alleged the ruling class is now busy consolidating their grip over state power and hence are now attacking each other.
They made the remarks at a discussion organised by Shaheed Biplabi O Deshpremik Smrity Sangsad, in front of Bangladesh National Museum.
Presided over by Smirity Sangsad president Hasan Fakari, Naya Ganatantrik Ganamorcha president Zafar Hossain, Jatiya Ganatantrik Ganamancha convener Masud Khan, Jatiya Mukti Council secretary Faiezul Hakim, Jatiya Gano Front chief coordinator Tipu Biswas, the national committee to protect oil, gas, mineral resources, ports and power convener Sheikh Mohammad Shahidullah, among others, spoke at the discussion.
Marking the 40th death anniversary of Siraj Sikder, his followers placed wreaths at his grave near old Shyamoli Cinema Hall in the morning and organised a rally on the premises of Mohammadpur graveyard.
Siraj Sikder was shot dead by the police while in their custody on his way from Dhaka airport to the Rakshmi Bahini camp at Savar on January 2, 1975, after he was arrested at Hali Shahar in Chittagong by intelligence officials of the government in December 1974.
He was born at Bhedarganj in Shariatpur on October 27, 1944 and obtained an engineering degree from Dhaka Engineering University in 1967.
On June 3, 1971, Purba Bangla Sarbahara Party was constituted as a political party at a meeting in Barisal.
After independence of Bangladesh, the party emerged as one of the main challengers to the then Awami League government.

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