President’s call to inspire patriotism with the inspiration of 6 points

President Md. Sahabuddin said that the historic 6 points are not only the liberation charter of the Bengali nation, but also the source of inspiration for the liberation movement of the oppressed and oppressed people of the world. From Bangabandhu’s 6-point demand, he urged the young generation to be inspired by patriotism through education.

The President made this call in a message on the occasion of ‘Historic 6 Point Day’.

Md. Sahabuddin mentioned, June 7 is the ‘Historical 6 Point Day’. 6 points is a unique milestone in the history of freedom struggle and independence of Bangladesh. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman raised the demand for political independence and economic freedom of Bengalis in front of the countrymen through 6 points.

On this great day, he paid deep respect to the memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and said, I pay humble respect to the memory of those who gave their lives for the implementation of the 6-point demand of the Bengali Liberation Charter.

The President said that independence is the result of long struggle of Bengalis. The movement started in 1948 for the demand of Bengali language, it ended successfully with the language movement of 1952. The foundation of Bengali nationalism was written. Following the formation of the United Front in 1954, the anti-military rule movement in 1958 and the anti-education commission movement in 1962, Bangabandhu presented a historic 6-point proposal at the All-Party Conference in Lahore on February 5, 1966 with the aim of establishing Bengali autonomy. Within these 6 points, he highlighted the political, economic, social and cultural rights of East Bengal, including the constitutional structure, power of the central government, monetary policy, revenue and tax policy, foreign trade, formation of regional forces, which included the outline of independence and autonomy of Bengalis.

He said that after the historic 6-point declaration, the ruling group subjected Bangabandhu to inhumane torture and repeatedly arrested him. Despite this, Bangabandhu did not retreat from the 6-point demand. In addition to creating public opinion in support of the 6 points, Bangabandhu held country-wide meetings with the aim of realizing the political and socio-economic independence of Bengalis. Jail-tyranny, torture nothing could keep him in demand. Under the leadership of Bangabandhu, the movement for Bengali autonomy gained momentum and soon spread throughout Bengal.

The President said that the ruling group took strict measures including arrests and torture to suppress the 6-point movement. On June 7, 1966, 11 people were martyred in Dhaka and Narayanganj by police firing with the help of the Pakistani ruling group during the province-wide general strike called by Awami League in support of 6-point demands. Many were injured and arrested. The country became ablaze with the movement.

The President said that Bangabandhu wanted to build a Sonar Bangla free from hunger and poverty along with political freedom. That is why he called on everyone to fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream and build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh.