Expat freedom fighters want ‘freedom fighter corner’ in Bangladesh Mission
Noman Sabit: Freedom fighters living in the United States have demanded the establishment of a freedom fighter corner in the Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Local time Saturday (May 20) in a restaurant party hall in Jackson Heights, expatriate freedom fighters made this demand at the mourning meeting and prayer ceremony of the late heroic freedom fighter Ruhul Amin Bhuiyan. United States-based Bangladesh Liberation War Veterans 1971 organized the mourning meeting.
Following the demands of expatriate freedom fighters, Ambassador Mohammad Abdul Muhith, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, who was the chief guest of the event, said, ‘I am ready to do whatever is necessary to honor the freedom fighters. Conducted the meeting Founder president of Bangladesh Liberation War 1971 USA and heroic freedom fighter Gholam Mostofa Khan Miraj. General Secretary of Bangladesh Liberation War Veterans Faruq Hossain was under overall supervision. Abul Kashem led the prayers.
United States Awami League advisor Dr. Masudur Rahman, Vice Consul Nazmul Ahsan, mainstream politician Morshed Alam, Heroic freedom fighter agriculturist Maqbul Talukdar, Abdul Baten, Ismail Khan Ansari, Sharaf Sarkar, Khorshed Anwar Babul and Faruq Hossain. Awami League leaders Solaiman Ali, Kamruzzaman Hira, Kabi Hasan Abdullah, Mumtaz Shahnaz, Badruzzaman Khan, Ahsan Kibria Anu, Zainal Abedin, Shahadat Hossain, Ahnaf Alam, Kamal Uddin, Monir Hossain Monir, Ali Hossain Kibria, Nurul Islam, Akbara Barua, Salea Islam and Adv. Rubaiya Rahman spoke among others.
Expressing the hope of keeping Sheikh Hasina’s government in power, the speakers said, freedom fighters will not be able to stay in the country if BNP Jamaat comes to power. Awami League activists will be killed indiscriminately. Expatriates should come forward to re-elect Awami League in the next election, expatriate freedom fighters said.