Demonstration parades and protest rallies were held in various parts of the country in Kushtia to protest the demolition of the statue of the father of the Bangabandhu nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. During a Sunday protest rally (December 8), leaders and activists of the Awami League and its affiliates demanded that those involved in the incident be brought to justice. Messages sent to Bangla Tribune representatives in this regard:
The Rajshah Metropolitan League Awami held a parade and protest rally against the demolition of the statue of the Father of the Bangabandhu people, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A protest rally was held on Sunday afternoon at the party’s office in Kumarpara. At the end of the meeting, a protest procession came out of the party’s office. The parade returned to the party’s office after bypassing important roads in the city.
On this occasion, AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, President of the Rajshahi Metropolitan Awami League and Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation (Rasik), said: It is an insult to ideals and consciousness. When anti-independence activists heard the names Bangabandhu, Liberation War and Awami League, they became angry. The idiot party does not know that Bangabandhu is in the hearts of millions of people, how can they break it? “
Dablu Sarkar, general secretary of the Metropolitan Awami League, told the rally: “Radical militant groups want to create an unstable environment in the country with the help of Tarique Rahman and Jamaat-BNP.” Their neglect of duty of care will never be done on Bengali soil.
Metropolitan Vice President Rajshahi, Vice President Shaheen Akhter Reni and Joint Secretary Ahsanul Haque Pintu also spoke at the rally.
The BCL staged a parade at the Gopalganj district headquarters in protest of the vandalism of the statue of the Father of the Bangabandhu people, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, under construction and demanding justice for the perpetrators. Leaders and BCL activists took a protest parade from the Bangabandhu College government school campus on Sunday afternoon. The procession bypassed the city’s main roads and ended at the local Chowrangi complex. Later there was a rally. Speakers of the assembly demanded an exemplary punishment by arresting vandalists.
On the other hand, representatives and activists of the Awami League and allied organizations also staged demonstrations in Manobbandhan, Tungipara and Muksudpur in Kotalipar.
Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila Awami League and District Juba League staged protests and demonstrations against the demolition of the statue. The parade was organized on Sunday afternoon by the Sadar Upazila Awami league. The procession, led by District Awami League President and local MP Neshar Ahmed, came in front of a portrait of Sheikh Mujibura Rahman in Bangabandhu in the local Shaheed Minar area and ended in the Kusumbagh area after bypassing various city roads.
At that time present – Secretary General of the Awami District League and Chairman of the Misbahur Rahman District Council, President of Sadar Upazila Awami League. Leaders of the Awami League, the Juba League and the Chhatra League, including Akbar Ali, General Secretary Abdul Malik Tarafdar Suyeb.
On the other hand, a protest procession led by Syed Rezaur Rahman Sumon, Secretary General of the District Juba League, marched on various city roads to protest the vandalism of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman statue from the Chaumuhana area at the initiative of the District Juba League.
The Awami District League held a protest rally in Nilphamari to protest the demolition of the statue of the Father of the Bangabandhu people, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and demanded the immediate arrest of all involved. On Sunday at 4 p.m., a parade came out in front of the party’s office, and after circling various roads in the city, a protest rally was held at the Chowrangi junction.
The rally was chaired by President Sadar Upazila Awami League Abuzar Rahman. The following spoke: the Secretary General of the Awami League, Mamtazul Haque, the President of the Krishka Akshay Kumar Roy, the Secretary-General of the Sadami Upazila, Awami Wadud Rahman, the President of the Municipal Awami League, Mosfiqul Islam and others.
Meanwhile, the Domar Upazila Awami League held a protest parade and rally in the afternoon. Speaker Upazila Parishad and Awami League Secretary General Tofail Ahmed, former Secretary General Alhaj Karimul, Bir Muktijoddha Ilias Hossain, Bir Muktijoddha Golam Mostafa, Awami League Secretary General Moinul Haque Manu, Upazila Swechchhasebak Vice President and Parish Chairman Upazila Swechchhasebak. Malek etc.
Leaders and activists of the Awami League District and its affiliates staged a parade and protest against the demolition of the statue. A protest procession led by District League President Awami RM Ubaidul Moktadir Chowdhury and General Secretary Al Mamun Sarkar left Dutta Bhasha Chattar in Dhirendranath on Sunday around 4.30pm. The procession bypassed the main road of the city and ended at the shore of Loknath Tank. The parade was attended by leaders and activists of the district Awami League, Chhatra League, Juba League, Mahila League and Swechchhasebak League.
Speaking as a keynote speaker at a pre-protest rally, Ubaidul Moktadir Chowdhury said: “Those who opposed independence in 1971, cooperated and supported Pakistanis, today their children are against the statue.”
Islamic University (IU), Kushtia
The Islamic University (IU) hosted human chains, demonstrations and rallies demanding the punishment of those involved in the statue’s vandalism. On Sunday, the program was organized on campus by leaders and activists of the progressive teachers’ organization Shapla Forum and its branch of the Chhatra League.
BCL leaders Shishir Islam Babu, Taukir Mahfuz Masud, Mizanur Rahman Lalon, Bipul Khan, Ferdousur Rahman Sohag and about 50 other leaders and activists were present at the protest rally.
Meanwhile, at 13:00, progressive university teachers held a human chain under the banner of the deceased Mujib under the banner of the Shapla Forum. Manabbandhane Vice-Chancellor Prof. Shahinur Rahman, President of the Teachers’ Association, Prof. Kazi Akhter Hossain, President of Shapla Forum Prof. Rezwanul Islam, Secretary General prof. Teachers from various departments were present, including Mahbubur Rahman.
Demonstration parades and protest rallies were held throughout Sharsha Upazil, including Benapole, to protest the demolition of the statue. In the afternoon, Sharsha Upazila Awami Alhaj Nuruzzaman, Secretary General of the League, led a protest procession and rally in Benapole.
At 4 pm, the march marched from the Awami League office to various roads in the port city of Benapole. Later, a protest rally was held in front of the party’s office. Protest rallies were held by League leaders and activists killed by Awami.
On Sunday morning, protest parades and protest parades were taken out of the Awami League district office. The parade revolved around the city and ended in Chowrang. Later, a short rally was held under the chairmanship of the acting President of the AFM Awami League, Abdul Fattar.
The meeting was attended by lawyer Saifuzzaman Shikhar, a member of the Magura-1 constituency, and leaders and activists of the Awami League district and its affiliates.
The Juba district league and the Chhatra league gathered in Bogra. The Juba County League held a meeting on Sunday afternoon in front of the party’s office at Satmatha in the city and later in the Chhatra League assembly city.
Awami Ragebul Ahsan Ripu, Secretary General of the Awami District League, and local leaders and activists spoke at both rallies. Speakers of the assembly demanded an exemplary punishment for all those involved in the destruction of the statue in the construction of Bangabandhu.
The Awami District League held a protest rally in Jamalpur. The protest rally took place on Saturday at the Awami League party district office in Bultyle around 10 p.m. At the same time, the district Juba League, Chhatra League and Swechchhasebak League organized protest parades in the city.
The protest meeting was chaired by Awami League District League President Muhammad Baki Billah, and Farooq Secretary General Ahmed Chowdhury, MP of the Jamalpur Sadar constituency, spoke at the protest meeting. Mozaffar Hossain, Vice President of the Awami District League Syed Atiqur Rahman Chana, Organizing Secretary Chanowar Hossain Chanu, Awami League City President Masum Reza Rahim, General Secretary Bijan Kumar Chanda and many more.
Meanwhile, the Juba District League, the Chhatra League and the Swechchhasebak League brought out a protest procession from Bultyl Chattar in the city. The procession bypassed the city and ended in Dayamay.
A human chain and demonstrations took place in Hili of Dinajpur. At 15:30, the Muktiyuddha Mancha Hakimpur Upazila branch organized an hour-long human chain program on the road in front of the pilot school and Banglahili University. Demonstration rallies were held at the end of the human chain.
The meeting was attended by Vice President Asaduzzaman, Secretary General Asad Hossain, Joint Secretary General Muhith Ahmed, Organizational Secretary Abu Taleb, Liberation War Secretary Masum Ali, Student Affairs Secretary Samair Chowdhury and many others under the leadership of Muktijuddha Mancha Hakimpq Upazila Musaddi Musaddi .
The BCL district organized a torchlight procession in Thakurgaon to protest the statue’s vandalism and demand exemplary punishment for those involved. The torch parade left the office of the office at the crossroads of the city on Sunday evening. The procession bypassed the city’s main thoroughfares and ended at a crossroads. A brief demonstration was later made by BCL District President Mahabub Hossain Rony and Secretary General Sanwar Parvez Pulak.
Gazipur on Sunday in protest against the vandalism of the statue raged with all-day rallies and parades. Protest parades and rallies were held in various parts of the district at the initiative of various organizations, including the Awami League and its affiliates. In the afternoon, a protest procession left the Gazipur Metropolitan Branch of the National Labor League to the office of the Awami League District. The procession went around various streets of the city, returned to the party office and ended with a short demonstration.
In the meantime, separate Awami Juba League protest parades were organized at Bhawal Badre Alam Government College and Board Bazar in Chandna Chowrasta, District Chhatra League in Urban Areas, Jahangir Alam Education Foundation, Pubail Thana Awami League in Mirer Bazar and Chhatra League on Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET). Protest rallies were held.
The program was attended by the convener of the Mahanagar Juba League, Kamrul Ahsan Sarkar Russell, Halim Mandal, Nahid Moral and other leaders.