Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque's 49th death anniversary today | The Daily Star
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Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque's 49th death anniversary today

Today is the 49th death anniversary of Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque.

Zahurul, an accused of Agartala conspiracy case, was killed by Pakistan military on February 15, 1969, said a press release.

Following the killing, the movement demanding unconditional release of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other arrestees in the case got a momentum.

On the day of his killing, students of Dhaka University renamed the then Iqbal hall as Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque hall, the release added.

After the independence of Bangladesh, the Chittagong base of Air Force was also named after him.

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