Shaheed Noor Hossain Day, commemorating the martyrdom of a young pro-democracy activist during the anti-Ershad movement in the late 80s, is being observed on Tuesday.
Different socio-cultural and professional organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner.
Leaders and activists of different political parties, including Awami League and BNP, their associate bodies, will pay tributes to the martyr by placing wreaths at Noor Hossain Square, in the morning.
‘Zero Point’ in the capital’s Gulistan area was renamed as ‘Noor Hossain Chattar’ (square) after the young man was gunned down near it by police on November 10, 1987.
On November 10, 1987 Noor Hossain, a leader of Awami Juba League, was killed in police firing when he had staged protest against the autocratic rule of then Lt Gen HM Ershad at the capital’s zero point near Gulistan by painting the historic slogan ‘Gonotantra Mukti Pak, Swairachar Nipat Jak’ (Let democracy be freed, down with autocracy) on his back and chest.