Political leaders, academicians, civil society members and students paid rich tributes to revolutionary leader of the country’s ethnic minority people and the founder
of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity Manabendra Narayan Larma on the occasion of his 35th death anniversary on Saturday.
National Committee for Observation of 35th Death Anniversary of MN Larma organised a commemoration meeting at the Bokul-tola of the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka University marking the day.
While addressing the meeting speakers said MN Larma was not only a leader of the minority people but also a national and revolutionary leader who fought throughout his life to establish
the rights of all deprived people.
Larma fought for establishing a secular and inclusive Bangladesh who also initiated a unified ethnic minority peoples’ movement in the
Chittagong Hill Tracts, they added.
Lawmaker Fazle Hasan Badshah said MN Larma’s speech on draft constitution in constituent assembly was remarkable where he demanded rights of all deprived people.
He also demanded immediate implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord and the constitutional rights of all minority people in Bangladesh as soon as possible.
Former Communist Party of Bangladesh’s president Monjurul Ahsan Khan said that ‘indigenous’ peoples were struggling for their rights where MN Larma was always
remembered in unconscious mind for his revolutionary works.
Socialist Party of Bangladesh central leader Rajekujjaman Ratan said, ‘MN Larma fought his whole life to establish a secular Bangladesh and we have to materialise his dream.’
Noted columnist Syed Abul Maksud said that throughout his life, he wanted to establish a society free from disparity and oppression.
MN Larma and his eight comrades were killed by a dissident group in 1983.
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