Left politicians from home and abroad at an international seminar in Dhaka on Friday urged that there was no alternative to socialism for establishing a repression-free society.
Communist Party of Bangladesh organised the seminar at BMA auditorium, titled ‘present day capitalism and relevance of October Revolution’ to mark the centenary of October Revolution, where the party’s presidium member Haider Akbar Khan Rano presented the keynote paper.
The October Revolution, which took place in Russia, had established the rights of the common people by implementing social ownership, Rano said.
Dhaka University emeritus professor Serajul Islam Choudhury said the spirits of the October Revolution was still relevant in the present world.
Brinda Karat, politburo member of the Communist Party of India(CPIM), said in India, rise of sectarian Hinduism would affect the whole subcontinent.
Mujahidul Islam Selim, president of the CPB, who chaired the seminar, said capitalism had failed to stop repressions and oppressions on the people.
So, there was no alternative of establishing socialism for a repression-free society, Selim added.
Manzurul Ahsan Khan, adviser to the CPB, Prabodh Panda, central committee member of the CPI, Bijoy Bahadur Kunar, central leader of the Communist Party of Nepal, Ahmad Rafique, language movement veteran, cultural activist Kamal Lohani, Socialist Party of Bangladesh general secretary Khalequzzaman, general secretary of the Revolutionary Workers Party Saiful Huq and central leader of CPB Hasan Tarique Chowdhury took part at the discussion.
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