On the 6th death anniversary of filmmaker Tareque Masud and broadcast journalist Mishuk Munier, they were remembered at a programme held in Manikganj. The event consisted of placing floral wreaths, forming human chains and organising an art competition for children. Besides, demands to establish a rail line connection on the Dhaka-Paturia road was placed.
Tareque-Mishuk Smriti Sangrakkhan Parishad in Manikganj, Manikganj Press Club, Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK), Prothom Alo Bandhusava and several organisations observed the event beside the memorial monument of the accident at 10am on Sunday.
The leaders of the organisations first placed floral wreaths on the monument. Subsequently, a discussion meeting was organised and human chains were formed beside the highway.
Manikganj Press Club President Golam Sarwar Sanu spoke at the human chain. He said: “The Dhaka-Manikganj highway is known as the death trap. To tackle this death trap, the highway needs to be converted into four lanes.
“The turns on the road need to be widened and reformed. Besides, the government needs to take active steps to prevent inefficient and unlicensed drivers from driving.”
Speakers at the programme also demanded that the death sentence for Jamir Uddin, driver of the bus in the accident that killed Tareque and Mishuk, be upheld.
In addition, an art competition was organised for the students of Joka Primary school and Trees were planted at Baniazuri School and College.
On August 13, 2011, Tareque Masud, Ashfaque Munier Mishuk and five others died on their return from a shooting location for the film “Kagoj.”
Manikganj Additional District and Sessions Judge Al Mahmud Faijul sentenced bus driver Jamir Hossain to death on February 22, 2017. The accused has since appealed, and the case is currently pending in the High Court.