Freedom fighter Ziauddin Tariq Ali remembered

Politicians, academics and civil society leaders on Saturday at a condolence meeting said that freedom fighter Ziauddin Tariq Ali had a dream for establishing non-communal democratic Bangladesh.

But his dream was not yet fulfilled, they said at a virtual meeting on Sammilita Samajik Andolan president Ziauddin Tariq Ali.

Ziauddin, also a trustee of Liberation War Museum, died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Dhaka on September 7 at the age 75.   

Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon said that their main work was to build a non-communal democratic country which was the main pledge of Liberation War.

Tariq Ali took part in the Liberation War as a member of Bangladesh Mukti Shangrami Shilpi Shangstha, the cultural troupe that worked during the Liberation War in 1971 to inspire the freedom fighters.

Veteran politician and Oikya NAP president Pankaj Bhattachrya said that the best way to show him respect was to complete the unfinished works of Tariq.

Former member of a caretaker government Sultana Kamal said that Tariq was a devoted cultural activist who wanted to build Bangladesh in the spirit of Liberation War.

Dhaka University economics department chairman MM Akash said that Tariq was interested to develop the education system of the country.

Cultural activist and actor Ramendu Majumder said that they would work to fulfil the unfinished dreams of Tariq.

Chaired by Samajik Andolan president Sarwer Ali, Awami League members of parliament Ashim Kumar Ukil, Aroma Dutta, Hindu minority leader Rana Dashgupta, women leaders Khushi Kabir, Rokeya Kabir, ethnic minority leader Sanjeeb Drang, Samajik Andolan central leader Noor Muhammad Talukder, general secretary Saleh Ahmed, among others, took part at the meeting.

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