Historic Farakka Long-March Day Saturday

Historic Farakka Long-March Day Saturday

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The Historic “Farakka Long-March Day” will be observed tomorrow (Saturday) in the country commemorating populist leader Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani’s huge long march towards Farakka Dam 39 years back.
Different socio-political organisations chalked out various programmes to mark the day.
On May 16 in 1976, Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani led a massive long march from Rajshahi towards India’s Farakka barrage, demanding demolition of the barrage constructed by the Indian government to divert flow of Ganges water inside its territory.Thousands of people participated in the long march and staged demonstrations protesting the construction of the barrage.
The Farakka Barrage over the Ganges in the Indian state of West Bengal is roughly 16.5 kilometres (10.3 miles) from the Chapainawabganj border that has had a massive adverse impact on Bangladesh’s ecology since its implementation.
National Awami Party (Nap) organised a discussion at the National Press Club on Friday. Different factions of NAP Bhashani, the Bhashani Anusari Parishad and the International Farakka Committee have organised seminars and discussion meetings in Dhaka, Santosh (Tangail) and elsewhere over the country to observe the day.
BNP also issued a statement on the occasion showing deep respect in memory of Maulana Bhasani. – News Desk

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