|  Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 |  5:25 pm

BNP on Wednesday announced a two-day programme to observe, what it calls, ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ marking ‘civil-military uprising’ on November 7, 1975.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes at a press conference held at the party’s central office at Naya Paltan in the capital.

As part of the programme, he said, their party flag would be hoisted atop all the BNP offices across the country on the morning of November 7 and BNP leaders and activists would place wreaths and offer fateha at the grave of late president and party founder Ziaur Rahman at 11:00am.

The party will also arrange a discussion at Mahanagar Natya Mancha on November 6 to mark the day.

Besides, BNP’s associate organisations and all the units across the country will hold various programmes, including discussions, cultural programmes, photo exhibition and publishing supplements in newspapers.

Amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians on November 7, 1975 jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment, paving the path for Zia to come to power.

While BNP and its alliances celebrate November 7 as the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’, the ruling Awami League and its front organisations consider it as the day of ‘killing of freedom fighters’.

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) observes it as the day of ‘civil-military revolution.’