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12:00 AM, November 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:07 AM, November 10, 2019

Badal laid to rest with state honours

Valiant freedom fighter and lawmaker Mayeen Uddin Khan Badal was laid to rest with state honours at his village home Sarowatali under Boalkhali upazila of Chattogram last night.

His third and fourth namaz-e-janaza were held at Boalkhali upazila mosque and his village home Sarowatali, reports our correspondent from Chattogram.

The second namaz-e-janaza of Badal, lawmaker from Chattogram-8 (Boalkhali-Chandgaon), was held at the Jamiatul Falah mosque in the port city in the afternoon, participated by a huge number of people -- including ministers, whip of the parliament, MPs and leaders of different political parties.

A smartly turned out contingent of police gave state salute to Badal, the executive president of a faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD).

The veteran politician died early Thursday, while undergoing treatment at the Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS) in Bangalore, India.

The body of Badal arrived in Dhaka on Friday night, and his first namaz-e-janaza was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban yesterday morning.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Badal, by placing a wreath on his coffin.

After placing the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Badal.

Flanked by senior leaders and parliament members of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, laid another wreath on the coffin on behalf of the party.

On behalf of President Abdul Hamid, his military secretary placed a wreath on the coffin.

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah, and leader of the Opposition Raushan Ershad also paid homage to Badal by laying wreaths.

Leaders of the 14-Party Alliance, JSD, and Workers Party of Bangladesh also placed wreaths on the coffin of Badal.

A large number of people including ministers, chief whip, whips, lawmakers, senior leaders of different political parties and officials and employees of the JS attended the janaza.

A smartly turned out contingent of police gave the state salute, while bugle played the last post on the occasion.

Badal was 67 years old and suffering from various diseases for the last two years. He was elected lawmaker thrice from Chattogram-8.

Born in 1952 in Saroyatoli, Badal’s first foray into politics was with Chhatra League. In 1971, he actively took part in the Liberation War, and joined JSD after liberation.

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