Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Sunday inaugurated the release of a Tk 10 commemorative postage stamp marking the six point movement and its martyrs.
The Postal Department also released a Tk 10 commemorative envelope remembering the movement.
“Six-point demand served as the charter of freedom for us. It contained everything to become a declaration of independence except the name of the country,” the minister said while joining the unveiling ceremony through videoconference.
Mustafa Jabbar noted that the preparations for independence were completed by uniting the entire nation through the six-point demand. "We could not have won the liberation war if the people were not prepared in advance."
On this day in 1966, the Awami League (AL) under the charismatic leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called for a day-long hartal throughout East Pakistan, pressing the demand for autonomy to end the exploitation, deprivation, subjugation and tyranny of the then central government of Pakistan on the people here.
People took to the streets during the dawn-to-dusk hartal throughout the province and the law enforcement agencies, including the East Pakistan Rifles (EPR), opened fire on the demonstrators in Tongi, Dhaka and Narayanganj that left 11 people, including labour leader Monu Miah, Shafique and Shamsul Huq, killed.