Legal notice served for preserving Sawgat editor's house 

Legal notice served for preserving Sawgat editor’s house 


Dhaka – A legal notice was served to the government on Wednesday to protect and preserve ‘Nasiruddin Smrity Bhaban’, the 127-year old house of Mohammad Nasiruddin, who was the editor of the monthly Shawgat and founder of the weekly Begum.Late Nasiruddin’s daughter Nurjahan Begum, a pioneer of women journalism, and her husband litterateur Rokanuzzaman Khan Dada Bhai, lived in ‘Nasiruddin Smirity Bhaban’ at Sharatgupta Road in Narinda of Dhaka city.
Rokanuzzaman’s daughter Flora Nasrin Khan, who was the founder director of Kachi Kanchar Mela sent the notice asking the authorities concerned to take necessary steps within 24 hours to protect Nasiruddin Smrity Bhaban as a heritage.
Advocate Eunus Ali Akond, served the notice on behalf of Flora Nasrin Khan. He told newsmen that Rokanuzzaman’s granddaughter Sabit Farizma and her husband Nawsher Nur are trying to demolish the historical house for constructing a multi-storey building there.
Flora Nasrin Khan applied to the department of archaeology on July 6 for protecting the house as a heritage, but the department reportedly did not respond to the letter. However, the historical house needs to be protected under Article 24 of the constitution, said the petitioner.
Advocate Eunus said his client will file a writ petition with the High Court seeking directives on the authorities for protecting the house if they do not respond to the legal notice. – Special Correspondent


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