President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages paying homage to the martyrdom of Noor Hossain
Shaheed Noor Hossain Day was observed yesterday with due solemnity through different activities commemorating the sacrifice of the pro-democracy activist.
Different political and social organisations paid homage to the martyrdom of Noor Hossain by placing wreaths at Noor Hossain Chattar in the capital's Zero Point.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.
Noor Hossain, who imprinted his bare chest and back with the slogan "Swairachar nipat jak, gonotantra mukti pak" ("Down with autocracy, let democracy be freed"), was killed when police opened fire on an anti-autocracy demonstration at Zero Point on 10 November, 1987.
After his death, the Zero Point area was renamed Shaheed Noor Hossain Chattar (square) and 10 November was declared Shaheed Noor Hossain Day.
"On the day, Noor's body was a living political poster. Shaheed Noor Hossain ignited the flame of rebellion within Bengalis," said Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader after paying homage to Noor Hossain.
A BNP delegation led by Amanullah Aman, adviser to the BNP chairperson, paid homage to Noor Hossain by placing floral wreaths at the Chattar at around 8am.
Amanullah Aman said they will create a new mass upsurge to restore democracy.
Noor Hossain was a transportation worker. He was born in Barishal in 1969.