Historic Six-point Day Tuesday

Historic Six-point Day Tuesday

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Dhaka – The historic Six-Point Day is being observed on Tuesday commemorating the placing of the demand for autonomy for the erstwhile East Pakistan, Unb news agency reported.On June 7 in 1966, Awami League under the leadership of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called for a daylong hartal throughout the East Pakistan pressing the demand for autonomy to end the exploitation, deprivation, subjugation and tyranny let loose by the central government of Pakistan on the people of the eastern province.
At the call of Awami League, the people of the then East Pakistan joined the six-point movement spontaneously and observed the dawn-to-dusk hartal across the province.
The law enforcers opened fire on the demonstrators at various places in Dhaka and Narayanganj, which left at least 10 people killed, intensifying the movement for the provincial autonomy.
In separate messages ahead of the historic day, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recalled the sacrifices of the heroic Bangalis in the six-point movement.
Awami League, its associate bodies, other political parties and socio-cultural organisations took various programmes to observe the day.
The ruling party programmes included hoisting of the national and party flags atop party offices across the country and at city’s Bangabandhu Bhaban at dawn and placing of wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi at 9.30 am.
Awami League Dhaka city units (South & South) will organise a discussion on the occasion at Mahanagar Natya Mancha at 3 pm.

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