Contribution of Ila Mitra to independence recalled

Published : 14 Oct 2022 08:22 PM
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Speakers in a discussion meeting on 20th death anniversary of Anti- British movement and peasants’ leader Ila Mitra said the independence of Bangladesh was a result of the contribution of Ila Mitra as she had devoted her life for the freedom of the farmers and oppressed people of the then British and East Pakistan autocrats. They had demanded immediate renovation of the house of Ila Mitra at village Bagutia in Shailkupa upazila of Jhenaidah. 

Some unscrupulous people including some of the politically influential people have been availing it including her paternal and maternal properties for decades together. It was sought in the discussion at a Shailkupa venue organized by Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) local unit on Thursday evening.

Presided over by CPB Shailkupa upazila init president Sazzad Hossain, party’s Jhenaidah district committee president Rabiul Islam Khokan attended as chief guest. 

Comrade Abul Kalm Azad, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) Jhenaidah district unit leader Advocate Asadul Islam, Udichi Shilpi Goshthi Jhenaidah district unit president KM Sahriful Isalm, Shailkupa upazila unit secretary Alamgir Aranya, CPB Jhenaidah district committee general secretary Swapan Bagchi, eminent poet Sumon Shikder, freedom fighter also poet Nanigopal Biswas, social worker Eti Selina  and senior journalist Delwar Kabir among others spoke. Sujan Biplan Advocate facilitated the event. 

The speakers stating the devotion of Ila Mitra said she was the victim of inhuman torture by the policemen during the British and the then East Pakistan to establish the rights of the ever neglected peasants. But the initiative of preservation and maintenance of the house of the great leader yet to be executed.