Had to keep freedom fighter certificate hidden for 21 years: Golam Dastagir
Dhaka, August 26: Textile and Jute Minister Brave Freedom Fighter Golam Dastagir Gazi said that after the killing of Bangabandhu, the freedom fighters could not show their certificates for 21 years.
He said, when the anti-independence forces were in power, we had to hide our freedom fighter certificates. Speaking of freedom fighters, jobs were not given. Attack after attack on the freedom fighters.
He said these at the discussion meeting and district convention organized by Muktijoddha Sansad Santan Command at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Friday. In this, under the slogan 'Implementation of the spirit of the liberation war is our pledge', re-establishment of job quotas and formation of the government by resisting anti-national conspiracies expressed the firm conviction to continue the course of the liberation war.
Golam Dastagir Gazi said that the anti-independence forces are organizing again, the countries which opposed our liberation war during the great war of independence, the anti-independence forces are again conspiring with them.
He said that the anti-independence circle is once again plotting to overthrow Sheikh Hasina. The children of freedom fighters are young now, they have to foil this political war called conspiracy. Because we are old. If this political war is not successful, then no demand of Muktijoddha Sansad Santan Command will be realized. The number of members of Muktijoddha Sansad Santan Command should be increased. Such arrangements should be made in the district.
The jute minister also said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman attended the first conference of our Freedom Fighters Parliamentarians Command in 1974. It was a historic day. We lost him in August 1975. After a long time, Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina came to power. We freedom fighters saw the face of light.
In the speech of the special guest, BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed said, everyone should be determined to implement the ideals of those whom we remember in August. The next generation must work to realize the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Children of freedom fighters have gathered today to realize this dream. It should be remembered that there are also children of Rajakars in this country. The children of Rajkar are plotting against freedom, against the government.
The author of the Declaration of Independence, the organizer of the liberation war, the heroic freedom fighter Barrister Amir-ul Islam inaugurated this convention.