All European Nirmul Committee denounces fundamentalist threat to Bangabandhu statues

News Desk : In commemoration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 100 birth centenary, All European Nirmul arranged a seminar on 15 November titled “Bangabandhu: Trial of War Criminals and the Role of Bengali diaspora in International Sphere”.

Hosted by the President of Finland Nirmul Committee Dr. Mojibur Doftori, the seminar session was presided over by All European Nirmul Committee President Tarun Kanti Chowdhury. Inaugurated by All European Nirmul Committee Secretary General Ansar Ahmed Ullah, the seminar was attended by Central Nirmul Committee President Shahriar Kabir, General Secretary Kazi Mukul, Central Committee leader Barrister Tureen Afroze and Nirmul Committee leaders from the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, and Norway.

In his speech as the Chief Guest, Central Nirmul Committee President Shahriar Kabir urged European Nirmul Committee leaders to raise the organisation’s ideals and agenda in mainstream European societies and to build public opinion in favour of the trial of 1971 war criminals. He and other leaders also talked about issues surrounding the trial of war criminals and denounced the outrageous demand of anti-liberation fundamentalist groups for the removal of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s statues from public places.

In a statement, they said that “We are deeply concerned about opposing erecting of new statues of Bangabandhu in commemoration of Mujib Year and threat to break his existing statues by anti-liberation fundamentalist forces.

In the discussion also participated UK Nirmul Committee President Nooruddin Ahmed and Secretary Jamal Khan, Switzerland Nirmul Committee President Rahman Khalilur and Advisor Nazrul Zamaddar, Norway Nirmul Committee President Khorshed Ahmed, and Belgium Nirmul Committee President Musaddekur Rahman Khoka and Join Secretary M.M. Murshed. London-based TV channel NL24 aired the programme live.

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