MNA National Desk: Bangabandhu Peshajibi League Leaders paid their homage to the martyrs of the 1952 language movement with a heavy heart on Wednesday midnight at Shaheed Minar.
Bangabandhu Peshajibi League founder president Dr. Sarker Md. Abul Kalam Azad, general secretary Sheikh Jamal Ahmed, party’s organization secretary Mainuddin Chowdhury Ferdous, assistant secretary Md. Masum Zahid Masud, assistant secretary Ferdous Rahman Rupok, assistant secretary Al-Mamun Titu, assistant secretary Kaushik Ahmed, assistant secretary Tusher Abdullah along with other senior leaders were present.
Before paying homage, the leaders marched with a procession starting from Palashi More of Dhaka city.
The day is also being observed in 192 other countries across the world as the International Mother Language Day declared by the UNESCO on November 17, 1999.
On February 21 in 1952, students and people under the All-Party Students Action Committee took on the streets in Dhaka to protest the then Pakistan government’s refusal to recognize ‘Bangla’ as one of the state languages and imposition of Urdu as the only official language of Pakistan.
The movement was faced with brutal killing of many students by the barbaric Pakistani force. 21 February is observed throughout the world in remembrance of the language martyrs.