Liberation War spirit reflected in 1972 constitution: Speaker

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DHAKA, Nov 4, 2019 (BSS) – Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin
Chaudhury today said the country’s 1972 constitution is reflective of spirit,
principles and ideology of the Liberation War and Independence, showing the
citizens the path of way forward.

“The 1972 constitution is the backbone of the state. Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman included four fundamental principles of
state policy –nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism-in the
constitution,” she said.

She was addressing a discussion on “Bangabandhu’s Political Philosophy
and the 1972 Constitution” marking the 48th anniversary of framing of the
constitution at Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium here.

Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee’s Legal Assistance Committee
arranged the discussion with Justice Shamsul Huda in the chair.

Bangladesh Bar Council Vice-Chairman Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun,
Supreme Court Bar Association President AM Amin Uddin, Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal
Nirmul Committee’s Legal Assistance Committee President Advocate Khondker
Abdul Mannan, Dhaka Bar Association President Advocate Gazi Md Shah Alam,
Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee General Secretary Kazi Mukul, among
others, addressed the function.

Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee President Shahriar Kabir
delivered the welcome address.

The Speaker said Bangabandhu had struggled until his death for the
emancipation of people and realizing their rights.

Dr Shirin Sharmin said the Father of the Nation dreamt of a state free
from repression and discrimination.

Highlighting different developments of the government, she said the
country is going ahead fast under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina.

Bangladesh is now a role model of different economic and social indexes,
she added.

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