Workers Party Rajshahi district general secretary Ashraful Haque, city secretariat members Entazul Haque, Sadrul Islam, Abul Kalam Azad, Abdur Razzak, Abdul Matin, Moniruddin Panna, Moniruzzaman Monir, metropolitan member and 6th ward councilor Matiur Rahman were present on the occasion. , Alamgir Hossain, President of Mahanagar Chhatramaitri Ohidur Rahman and others.
Meanwhile, a discussion meeting and cultural program was held at Barindra College in Rajshahi in memory of the martyrs of Khapra ward. Khapra Ward Martyrs’ Day Celebration Committee organized this on Sunday morning. Rajshahi District Udichi and Khelaghor Asar recited revolutionary songs and poems in the cultural program.
Later discussion meeting was held. Rajshahi University teacher was the chief negotiator. Mortuza Khaled. Linguist Mosharraf Hossain Akhunji presided over the function. CPB district committee president Enamul Haque and Dr. from West Bengal, India spoke. Mumtaz Sanghamita.
It may be mentioned that the then police opened fire on the Khapra ward of Rajshahi Central Jail on April 24, 1950 for protesting against the poor quality of food and torture of prisoners.
The deceased were identified as Sukhendu Bhattacharya of Mymensingh, Balram Singh of Dinajpur, Sudhin Dhar of Chapainawabganj, Delwar Hossain and Hanif Sheikh of Kushtia and Bijan Sen and Anwar Hossain of Khulna. They were active members of the Communist Party.