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Dr Kamal: People to give reply to Ranga’s despotic attitude

  • Published at 07:26 pm November 13th, 2019
web-Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain
File photo of Gono Forum President and Jatiya Oikya Front leader Dr Kamal Hossain Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

'Such an assertion about Noor Hossain by Ranga, a follower of military dictator HM Ershad and an MP of the current illegal parliament formed through a voter-less election, is not unusual'

Strongly denouncing Jatiya Party (JaPa) Secretary General Mashiur Rahman Ranga's derogatory remarks on Shaheed Noor Hossain, Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain warned that people will give a fitting reply to him. 

In a statement issued on Wednesday, he said: "Such an assertion about Noor Hossain by Ranga, a follower of military dictator HM Ershad and an MP of the current illegal parliament formed through a voter-less election, is not unusual." 

"People, together, will give a proper reply to such despotic and autocratic attitude and activities in the days to come," reports UNB.

On Sunday, Ranga claimed that Shaheed Noor Hossain was addicted to drugs like yaba and phensedyl at a discussion organized by his party marking "Democracy Day."

On Tuesday, both the ruling and opposition MPs harshly criticized Ranga in parliament for his offensive remarks against Shaheed Noor Hossain asking him to apologize before the nation.

However, later that day, JaPa leader Ranga apologized to the family of Shaheed Noor Hossain and withdrew his remarks through a press statement.

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

On Monday, Noor’s mother Morium Bibi said she will take legal action against Ranga for his ill remarks about her son.

Noor was killed in police firing at Dhaka'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.