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PM Hasina pays tributes to Bangabandhu on Six-Point Demand Day

Thursday, June 7, 2018 , বিভাগ : NATIONAL,

News Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday morning paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the historic Six-Point Demand Day.

She paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city.

After laying the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence.

Flanked by senior Awami League leaders, Sheikh Hasina placed another wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait as the party chief.

AL Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed and Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, Presidium Members Faruk Khan and Dr Abdur Razzaque, General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Joint Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organizing Secretaries Ahmad Hossain and Enamul Haque Shamim and Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap were present on the occasion, among others.

Later, associate bodies of Bangladesh Awami League including Dhaka city AL, Chhatra League, Jubo League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Mohila Awami League and Swechchhasebak League placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu marking the historic occasion.

On this day in 1966, Bangabandhu launched a massive movement against the misrule of the Pakistanis on the basis of the Six- Point Demand, the Magna Carta of the Bangalees demanding autonomy for the then East Pakistan.

The Awami League (AL) under the charismatic leadership of Bangabandhu called for a day-long hartal on June 7 in 1966 throughout East Pakistan pressing the demand for autonomy to end the exploitation, deprivation, subjugation and tyranny of the then central government of Pakistan on the people here.

Eleven people, including Manu Mian, Shafique and Shamsul Haque, were gunned down by the police and paramilitary EPR on June 7, 1966 in Dhaka, Tongi and Narayanganj during a hartal called for the release of Bangabandhu and other leaders detained for launching the Six-Point Movement against the then barbaric ruling clique.

Bangabandhu launched his historic six-point political and economic programme in Lahore on February 5 in 1966, aiming at attaining greater autonomy for the then East Pakistan against the backdrop of exploitation and discrimination by the then Pakistani rulers.


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