JP Marks ‘Democracy Day’

‘Noor’s dream for democracy yet to be fulfilled’

Staff Correspondent

11 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman GM Quader said martyred Noor Hossain had sacrificed his life to establish democracy all over the country.

“I salute his sacrifice as he had laid down his life after being inspired by his sense of patriotism. But his expectation is not fulfilled yet,” he said.

The JP chief came up with the statements while speaking at a discussion arranged by the party at its Banani office in the capital marking ‘Democracy Day’.

The day was observed on Tuesday commemorating the supreme sacrifice made by the young campaigner for democracy who was gunned down by the police at Zero Point in the capital city on November 10, 1987.

Noor Hossain, a driver by profession, caught the attention of the nation with the slogans ‘down with autocracy’ written on his bare chest and ‘let democracy be free’ on his bare back.

Mentioning Noor Hossain’s slogan for democracy, GM Quader asked whether democracy has been freed at all. 

At the programme, JP Co-chairman ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader conducted special prayers seeking eternal peace of the departed soul of JP founder HM Ershad.

Among others, party Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, Co-chairman Syed Abu Hossain Babla and Presidium Member SM Faysal Chisti spoke on the occasion.