Heroic freedom fighters in Chittagong have demanded action against Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and his son and brother. The flag of the Jatiya Sangsad and the national and party flags are neither safe for this whip and any of his family members’, said the freedom fighters.
Though the rally was scheduled to be held at Chittagong Press Club at 3 pm, it could not be held at the pre-arranged place due to police obstruction. However, demonstrations, processions and street rallies were held at different points. Thousands of freedom fighters took to the streets on WASA Paltan Road via Cheragi Hill, DC Hill Road near the Press Club. They chanted slogans against Whip Shamsul and his son Sharun and brother Nawab in protest of the freedom fighter’s humiliation. The freedom fighters gathered at the residence of the late public leader Zahur Ahmad Chowdhury, a close associate of Bangabandhu, in a procession with slogans.
“We have taken to the field against the corrupt whip,” said Samsuddin Ahmed, an eighty-year-old freedom fighter who was threatened by the whip’s brother Nawab at the rally. I have taken to the field against the yaba trader. I have taken the field against the looters. ‘
Why did Zahur Ahmad Chowdhury come in front of the residence even though there was a program in front of the press club? In response to this question, the heroic freedom fighter said, ‘The reason behind our leader being forced to come to the residence of the late Zahur Ahmad Chowdhury for the last rally was the obstruction of the police. Hundreds of police have surrounded the press club premises.
Bringing the same allegation, freedom fighter Kazi Abu Tayyab said, ‘Patiya MP Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and his son and brother have come out in the field in protest of looting and glory and condemnation of freedom fighter humiliation. This struggle will not end until the culprits are brought to justice. The flag of the National Assembly is never safe for a freedom fighter oppressor, nor is the national flag safe. Bangabandhu’s party Bangladesh Awami League is also not safe.
Freedom fighters and leaders who attended the rally demanded the expulsion of Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury from the post of Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad and also from the post of Awami League member. Other negotiators at the Muktijoddha-Janata rally demanded the Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to take action against the whip and his son and brother from Bangabandhu’s party Bangladesh Awami League, the force of progress and non-communalism.