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Noor Hossain’s family to take legal action against Ranga over ill remarks

  • Published at 12:13 am November 12th, 2019
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File photo of Noor Hossain Collected

Ranga says Shaheed Noor was not a 'drug addict' but was 'mentally unstable'

Morium Bibi, mother of Shaheed Noor Hossain, has said that she will take legal action against Jatiya Party Secretary General Moshiur Rahman Ranga for his ill remarks about her son.

Noor was killed in police firing at the capital's Zero Point during a protest procession against the regime of the then military dictator HM Ershad, the founder of the Jatiya Party (JaPa), on November 10, 1987.

Noor Hossain’s mother along with her three sons staged a sit-in program in front of the National Press Club on Monday noon protesting Ranga's controversial remarks on the martyr.

They also demanded a public apology from Ranga for calling Noor a drug addict.

"Noor Hossain is not only my son. He is the son of the people. People remember him on the anniversary of his death as a martyr.   Ranga has called that son a drug addict.

"If my son was a drug addict, he would not have sacrificed his life for the country. I want justice from the people as well as from Almighty Allah," Morium Bibi added.

Talking to the press, Noor Hossain’s brother Ali Hossain said that their mother cried all day long after hearing Ranga's remark. 

He said: "We thought a lot before coming here," urging people to help his family to get justice.

Ali Hossain said that Ershad had sought apology in parliament for killing Noor adding, "He [Ershad] apologized to my father. We forgave him. We forgot everything that happened. Then why, after 33 years, they have to create a new wound?"  

Ali informed the press that they will continue their sit-in protest until the JaPa leader apologizes for his ill comments over his martyr brother.

However, on Monday night, while talking to Bangla Tribune Ranga claimed that Shaheed Noor was "mentally unstable" and not a "drug addict." 

Apologising for calling Noor a drug addict, he said: "Yaba and phensedyl were not available when Noor died. That was a slip of the tongue. But he was not mentally sound. I apologize for those specific remarks."

Earlier on Sunday, JaPa General Secretary Moshiur Rahman Ranga claimed that Shaheed Noor Hossain was addicted to drugs like yaba and phensedyl at a discussion organized by his party marking "Democracy Day."

Ranga's controversial comments over Shaheed Noor triggered mass criticism in the political arena of the country and social media platforms including Facebook.

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