Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 11 February: Bangladesh Opposition Party BNP will hold countrywide rallies on February 13 and 14 protesting against initiative of cancellation of freedom fighter Ziaur Rahman’s gallantry award.
The programmes include holding protest rallies in Dhaka and others cities across the country on February 13 and 14.
Standing committee member of the party Khandaker Mosharraf Hossian announced the programme at a press conference at the Gulshan office of party chairperson on Thursday.
Mosharraf also called upon BNP leaders and activists to make their protest programme on Saturday and Sunday a success with their spontaneous participation.
Meanwhile, the Jatiya Muktijoddha Council (Jamuka) at meeting on Tuesday discussed the ways to revoke the gallantry title of Ziaur Rahman for ‘violating’ the constitution, ‘abetting’ the self-proclaimed killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in escaping the country.
The meeting also agreed to repeal then state-given awards to Bangabandhu’s four convicted killers Noor Chowdhury, Shariful Haque Dalim, Mosleh Uddin and Rashed Chowdhury.
According to the media reports, a probe body of Jamuka will meet soon to look into the legal aspects of removing the gallantry titles given to Ziaur Rahman and the four killers of Bangabandhu.
Standing committee members of BNP Mirza Abbus, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Selima Rahman, vice-chairmen Hafizuddin Ahmed, Shahjahan Omar, and former member of the parliament Jahir Uddin Shapon attended the press conference.
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