Six-Point Demand was "Magna Carta" for Bangladesh Independence: PM
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Six-Point Demand was “Magna Carta” for Bangladesh Independence: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Six-Point Demand raised by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the “Magna Carta” of Bangalees as it had prepared the people for independence of the country.

“The Six-Point Demand prepared the people fully for Independence and propelled them to the War of Liberation. Actually, it (Six-Point) was the “Magna Carta”, through which people of the country had prepared themselves for Independence,” she said.

The premier was addressing a discussion marking the Six-Point Day organized by Bangladesh Awami League at its central office in the city’s 23 Bangabandhu Avenue.

She chaired the event, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban here.

Sheikh Hasina, also President of the ruling Awami League (AL), said the Six-Point later turned into one-point and Bangladesh attained Independence.

 She said, “It was achieved through our blood, Manu Miah’s blood, and in the letters of the blood of the Six-Point.”

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had firm confidence which actually came from his courage, honesty, belief and foresight, she said, adding: “That is why we have attained independence.”

Mentioning that Bangabandhu himself formulated the Six-Point Demand, she said ex-mayor Mohammad Hanif, the then personal assistant of Bangabandhu during his service life in Alfa Insurance, had written it using typewriting machine in both Bangla and English as Bangabandhu by his own verbally telling him to compose it.

AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader, MP delivered the introductory address at the function.

Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr. Abdus Sobhan Golap, MP moderated the discussion from Ganabhaban end.

At the outset of the event, one minute silence was observed to pay tribute to the martyrs of six-point and other movements as well as deceased in Sitakunda fire.

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