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BNP to observe Solidarity Day on Thursday

  • Published at 09:46 pm November 6th, 2019
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Amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians on November 7, 1975, jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment, paving the path for him to come to power

BNP will observe what it calls the National Revolution and Solidarity Day on Thursday, marking the ‘civil-military uprising' on November 7, 1975.

Amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians on November 7, 1975, jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment, paving the path for him to come to power, reports UNB.

While BNP and its alliances celebrate November 7 as the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’, the ruling Awami League and its front organizations consider it as the day of the 'killing of freedom fighters'. 

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) observes it as the day of civil-military revolution.

BNP has chalked out a two-day program to observe the day.

As part of the programme, the party flag will be hoisted atop all of its offices across the country on Thursday morning while BNP leaders and activists will place wreaths and offer fateha at the grave of late President and party founder Ziaur Rahman at 10am.

To mark the day, the party is scheduled to arrange a discussion in the city in the afternoon at Mohanagar Natya Mancha.

BNP publicity affairs secretary Shahiduddin Chowdhury Anee said they sought permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) for a public rally either at Suhrawardy Udyan or Nayapaltan.

However, he said the authorities gave them permission to hold only a discussion at Mohanagar Natya Mancha on the day.

BNP’s associate bodies will hold various programmes, including discussions, cultural programmes, essay competitions, and photo exhibitions in observance of the day.