Thursday November 23, 2017
10 November 2017, Friday
Noor Hossain Day observed
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Dhaka, Nov 10 (Just News): Shaheed Noor Hossain Day, commemorating the martyrdom of the pro-democracy activist during the anti-Ershad movement in the late 80s, was observed on Friday.

Different socio-political organisations marked the day with various programmes, including placing wreaths at Noor Hossain Square and holding milad mahfil.

Leaders and activists of different political parties, including Awami League and BNP, their associate bodies, paid tributes to the martyr placing wreaths at the Noor Hossain Square, in the morning.

Noor Hossain's elder brother Ali Hossain also placed wreaths at Noor Hossain Square at 8:30am. He later went to his brother's Jurain graveyard and offered fateha there.

Noor Hossain Sangsad also observed the day with various programmes, including placing wreaths at his grave. It also arranged milad and doa mahfil at Bangabandhu Avenue seeking salvation of the departed soul of Noor Hossain.

On November 10, 1987, Noor Hossain, a leader of Awami Juba League, was killed in police firing when he had staged protest against the then autocratic rule of Lt Gen HM Ershad at the capital's zero point near Gulistan.

The 26-year-old took to the streets with the slogan 'Swairachar Nipat Jak, Gonotantra Mukti Pak' (down with autocracy, let democracy be freed) inscribed in white on his chest and back. His death sparked a mass uprising that finally overthrew Ershad regime in 1990.

(Just News/gy/2300hr)

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