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Ershad’s namaz-e-janaza held in Rangpur

 Rangpur Correspondent

 Published: 02:35 PM, 16 July 2019   Updated: 04:28 PM, 16 July 2019



The fourth namaz-e-janaza of the former president, Jatiya Party (JaPa) chairman and opposition leader Hussain Muhammad Ershad has been completed in the Rangpur Eidgah. Earlier, Ershad’s body was brought to Rangpur central Eidgah ground after the Zohr prayers for the funeral.

A huge number of people came to participate in Ershad’s namaz-e-janaza at Collectorate Eidgah Maidan and for the last tribute. Soon after the body came around 12:00 pm, the party leaders and activists ran towards the body by breaking the police cordon. 

In addition to party leaders and activists, the Awami League, BNP and their organizations, including various business, social and cultural organizations, paid tribute to Ershad’s body with flowers.

Meanwhile, party leaders and activists gave slogan for Ershad’s burial in Rangpur. 

The helicopter carrying his body arrived at Rangpur cantonment at around 10:45 am on Tuesday. Party leaders and ordinary people were present in the janaza field from the morning to see their leader for the last time. A large number of law enforcers have been deployed to avoid chaos.

Rangpur Corimiya Nurul Ulum Madrasa Muhtamim Maulana Muhammad Idris Ali, prayed the namaz-e-janaza of Ershad. 

A grave was prepared at the Litchi Garden of Pallinibash for his burial. However, according to party decision, Ershad’s body was supposed to bring Dhaka and bury at Banani’s Military Cemetery after namaz-e-janaza. 

Rangpur Metropolitan Jatiya Party’s general secretary Zahid Hossain Lucid said, “Lakhs of people, along with leaders, activists of Jatiya Party’s 16 districts of Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions were participated in the namaz-e-janaza.” 

“After namaz-e-janaza, Sir’s (Ershad) body will be taken to Pallinibash,” said Rangpur Metropolitan Jatiya Party’s Joint General Secretary Lokman Hossain adding, “He will be buried there. All preparations have been completed for this.”

Meanwhile, before leaving Ershad’s coffin for Rangpur, Jatiya Party Acting Chairman GM Quader said, “According to his last will, he will be buried at the Army Graveyard at Banani. Though his cemetery in the cantonment area, anyone can go there anytime.  

Former President and Jatiya Party Chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad died on Sunday (July 14) at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) of Dhaka. He was 90 years old. He was suffering from various old-age complications, including low hemoglobin and liver problem, and high bilirubin and serious knee pain. 

His first namaz-e-janaza was held on Sunday After Zohr prayer at Dhaka Cantonment Central Mosque. Then the second namaz-e-janaza was held on Monday at 10:15 am at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad and the third namaz-e-janaza was held at Baitul Mukarram mosque in evening.    

Hussein Muhammad Ershad was elected MPs of Rangpur 3 (Sadar) constituency. He was elected MP from the seat six times.