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9 noted persons declared persona non-grata at Shaheed Minar
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-10-17,  Publish Time : 19:25,  View Count : 10
Nine noted personalities have been declared 'persona non-grata' in the wake of heated debate over taking the body of academic and talk-show discussant Prof Piash Karim of BRAC University to the Central Shaheed Minar.

Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command made the declaration at a rally at Central Shaheed Minar early Friday afternoon.

Those who were declared persona non-grata were Poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar, New Age editor Nurul Kabir, journalist Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, journalist Mahfuz Ullah, Prof Asif Nazrul, lawyer Dr Tuhin Malik, journalist Golam Mortuza, Prof Amena Mohsin and Prof Dilara Chowdhury.

It was written on the portraits of these nine persons that "Resist these anti-liberation liars and intellectual prostitutes who are known as civil society activists to uphold the correct history of the War of Liberation."

Besides, there were cross marks with black ink on their portraits.

Several student organisations raised objection to keep recently demised Prof Piash Karim's body at Central Shaheed Minar. Later, the Dhaka University authorities did not give permission to take his body there.

Leaders and activists of several organisations including a section of Ganajagoron Mancha, Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command, Praner '71, Slogan '71, Bangabandhu Sainik Platoon, Muktijuddha Projonmo and CP Gang assembled at Central Shaheed Minar at 9am.

At that time, the CP Gang termed the above-mentioned persons as the 'collaborators of anti-liberation elements' on its banner and called upon all to resist them.

Later, a drama was staged where the noted personalities of civil society were criticised.



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