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Thursday, 17 January 2008

Our Correspondent

Journalists' community, family members and different political and cultural organisations in Khulna observed the fourth death anniversary of the journalist Manik Chandra Saha on Tuesday.

He was a Khulna based senior staff correspondent of New Age. A former reporter of BBC Bangla service and also the former president of Khulna Press Club, Manik was killed in a bomb attack at Khulna Sadar upazila in Khulna city, on January 15, 2004, when he was on his way to his residence.

His family members, Manik Saha Smriti Parishad, Khulna Press Club, Khulna Union of Journalists, Khulna city and district units of Communist Party of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Students' Union, Bangladesh Juba Union, and Awami League paid floral tributes to him, placing flowers on the journalist's monument on KPC premises.

Khulna unit of Udichi, Ratan Sen Public Library, Shaheed Altaf Mahamud Sangeet Bhaban, Teerthalok Sangha and Arja Dharmasabha Mondir Committee also offered flowers to the monument in the morning. KPC and KUJ held separate rallies at 10:30am and 11:30am respectively at the club auditorium. The rally, organized by KPC and chaired by the club president Wadudur Rahman Panna, was addressed by the journalist leaders and leaders of different political parties and socio-cultural organizations.

The speakers at the rally demanded punishment of the killers of Manik, and those behind his killing. They were committed to stand by the truth and keep writing fearlessly, said the journalists' community at the rally, adding they are not intimidated by the killings of journalists. They thanked the present Khulna City Corporation Mayor in-charge for rebuilding the plaque of the Journalist Manik Saha Road. Manik Saha Smriti Parishad organised a discussion meeting in Khulna Press Club auditorium at 4:30pm.

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