In Basail Upazila of Tangail, a reception was held at Shahid Minar to celebrate the great independence and national day.
The guests were wearing shoes after the reception organized by the Upazila administration at 11 am on Saturday. The freedom fighters also had shoes on their feet. There is a storm of criticism in this incident.
Some pictures of the reception have been spread on social media.
In the picture, it is seen that on the stage prepared at the altar of Shaheed Minar, Upazila Parishad Chairman Kazi Alid Islam, Executive Officer Nahida Parveen, Municipal Mayor Abdur Rahim Ahmed, Freedom Fighter Nurul Islam Commander and other special people of Basail Upazila are handing over the reception to the heroic freedom fighter Abdul Gafur Mia. At this time the guests are standing on the stage with shoes on their feet and giving the crest and the honored freedom fighter Abdul Gafur Bir Pratik is getting up on the altar with the shoes on his feet and taking the crest from the hands of the guests.
The image has sparked widespread criticism among various sections of Basail’s population.
In this regard, Abdul Gafur Bir Pratik said, all the guests were wearing shoes on the reception stage. Calling my name, I also went up on stage with them. The incident is very sad.
In this regard, the principal of Basail Jobeda Robeya Government Women’s College Mashiur Rahman Apel said that Shahid Minar is a place of honor. Protecting the honor of this place is everyone’s conscience and education. If anyone does not do this he will be held accountable personally.
Zahurul Haque Dipti, former commander of the district freedom fighters command, said the matter was very sad, painful, and unexpected. This is unexpected from the directional administration officials. I will talk to the deputy commissioner about the matter.
Basail Upazila Nirbahi Officer Nahida Parveen’s official mobile phone was contacted more than once but she did not receive the call.