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BNP to observe ‘Shaheed Jihad Day’ Saturday

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BNP to observe ‘Shaheed Jihad Day’ Saturday

Thereport24.com Desk:

BNP will observe ‘Shaheed Jihad Day’ on Saturday marking the 25th anniversary of martyrdom of Nazir Uddin Ahmed Jihad.

Jihad, a JCD activist of Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj, was shot to death in the capital on October 10, 1990 during the anti-Ershad movement.

To mark the day, leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies will place wreaths at the Jihad memorial mausoleum at Dainik Bangla crossing around 8:30am.

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal will also observe the day with different programmes at different parts of the country.

Meanwhile, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued separate messages on the occasion showing respects to the memory of Jihad and seeking salvation of his departed soul.

On this day 25 years back, Jihad, the then president of Government Akbar Ali College unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, along with 60 other students from Ullapara, joined the grand rally at Paltan in the capital organised by the BNP-led seven-party alliance to call for ending HM Ershad's autocratic regime.

Around 4pm, police charged baton at the rally and fired gunshots. Hit by a bullet, Jihad fell to his death.

Ends/ UNB/S/Oct 09, 2015