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Historic Six-point Movement Day being observed <br>AL pledges militant-free country

Update: 2010-06-06 21:26:32

DHAKA: The historic six-point movement day is being observed today (Monday) with the main pledge for keeping the country free from militancy, which emerges as the gravest concern for people at home and abroad in present times.

The ruling party, Awami League, is observing the historic 7th June commemorating the six-point movement it launched this day 43 years ago with the pivotal demand for autonomy of erstwhile East Pakistan.

Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina paid floral esteem at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the morning at Dhanmondi Bangbandhu Bhaban.

While paying her tribute, Sheikh Hasina was flanked by members of the party’s advisory panel Amir Hossain Amu and Tofael Ahmed, members of presidium Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury and Jute and Textiles Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui, Home Minister Adv. Sahara Khatun, Food Minister Abdur Razzak and other leaders.     

After the homage-paying ceremony, deputy leader of the House in parliament and party presidium member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury said, “We are observing the day with a promise to build a prosperous Bangladesh by wiping out militancy at any cost.”

She further said the war criminals must be tried. “We’ll complete the trial as early as possible.”  

National and party flags have been hoisted on top of Bangabandhu Museum, party headquarters and other party offices across the country marking the day.

AL will hold a discussion at 4pm at Osmani Memorial Auditorium. Prime Minister Sheikh Hassina is expected to attend the meet as chief guest.

The six-point movement was scaled up with the supreme sacrifice of Sramik League leader Manu Mia, Shafiq and Shamsul Haq. The 7th-June incident paved the way for the Bengalis’ final struggle for independence in 1971 under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangabandhu had declared his historic six-point political and economic programme in Lahore in 1966, aiming to attain greater autonomy of the majority-populated East Pakistan.

BDST: 1140, 07 June 2010

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