Kazi Aref’s death anniv observed

Metro Desk

17 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The 22nd death anniversary of Kazi Aref Ahmed, one of the key organisers of the Liberation War and founders of the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), was observed on Tuesday.  

To mark the day, JSD leaders led by lawmaker Shirin Akhter, also JSD general secretary, placed wreaths at the grave of Kazi Aref at martyred intellectuals’ graveyard at Mirpur in the city at 8:00am.

On this day in 1999, an armed gang shot dead Aref while he was addressing a rally at Kalidaspur under Daulatpur upazila in Kushtia.

Lokman Hossain, the then JSD’s Kushtia district unit president, the then general secretary Yakub Ali and activists Israil Hossain and Tafser Mandal were also gunned down.