GAIBANDHA: Santal Rebellion Day-2021 was observed in the district on Wednesday in a befitting manner maintaining health guidelines.
Sahebganj Bagda Farm Bhumi Uddhar Committee, Adibashi Bangali Sanghoti Parishad (ABSP) and social organisations of the district, Jana Udyog Chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day,On Wednesday noon, a big human chain was formed at Katamour area under Gobindaganj upazila and then a congregation was also held at 1 No. Railgate area of the district town with president of Bhumi Uddhar Committee Philimon Basker was in the chair.
President of communist party of Bangladesh, Gaibandha district unit Mihir Ghosh, general secretary of the district bar association and also convener of ABSP Adv. Sirajul Islam, member secretary Probir Chakrabartee, Adibashi leaders Shuchittra Murmu Trishna, Olivia Hembrom, Sufol Hembrom, Gonesh Murmu, Jafrul Islam, Sobhan Murmu, district workers party leaders Mrinal Kanti, human rights workers Shahidul Islam and Anjali Rani Devi addressed the gathering among others.
The speakers in their speeches said, The Santhal rebellion (also known as the Sonthal rebellion or the Santhal Hool), was a rebellion in present day Jharkhand, Eastern India against both the East India Company (EIC) and zamindari system by the Santhal.
It started on June 30, 1855 and on November 10, 1855, martial law was proclaimed by the East India Company which lasted until January 3, 1856 when martial law was suspended and the rebellion was eventually suppressed by the presidential armies, they also said.
The rebellion was led by the four Murmu Brothers - Sidhu, Kanhu, Chand and Bhairav, they added.
A large number of people including indigenous leaders, social workers, political leaders participated in the congregation.