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Shaheed Noor Hossain Day being observed

  • Published at 01:42 pm November 10th, 2016
  • Last updated at 07:22 pm November 10th, 2016
Shaheed Noor Hossain Day being observed
Leaders and activists of different political parties, including Awami League and BNP, their associate bodies, have paid tribute to the martyr by placing wreaths at Noor Hossain Square in the capital. President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia issued separate messages on the occasion. On November 10, 1987 Noor Hossain, a leader of Awami Juba League, was killed in police firing when he had staged protest against the autocratic rule of then Lt Gen HM Ershad at the capital's zero point near Gulistan. The 26-year-old had painted the historic slogan 'Gonotantra Mukti Pak, Swairachar Nipat Jak' (Let democracy be freed, down with autocracy) on his back and chest. ‘Zero Point’ in the capital's Gulistan area was renamed as ‘Noor Hossain Chattar’ (square) in his honour.