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Don’t destroy Gonoshasthaya Kendra: Zafrullah Chy
Freedom fighter Zafrullah Chowdhury on Wednesday appealed to the government and the countrymen to protect Gonoshasthaya Kendra, founded by him.
Addressing at a news conference called by Gonoshahthaya Kendra at its Public Health Assembly Bhaban at Savar, Zafrullah said that he was one of the seven trustees of Gonoshasthaya Kendra and that he never took any benefit from it.
‘I don’t own Gonoshahthaya Kendra land. Even I will not be buried there. Please, don’t destroy Gonoshasthaya Kendra,’ he appealed.
He criticised the government for intercepting his phone conversations with one of his colleagues and described the interceptions as ‘unethical’.
‘I think my fundamental right I getting violated,’ he said referring to the leaked conversations between him and his colleague.
He said he never gave any instruction to create violence as the leaked doctored conversations were trying to show.
He also said that requested students to ensure security of participants in the international conference to be held at the PHA Bhaban from November 15 to 19.
He repeated that the Gonoshasthaya Kendra would not come under attacks and not a single case would be filed against him if he had not joined the Jatiya Oikya Front.
GK trustee Sondha Roy was present among others.
At least seven cases
have been filed against Zafullah Chowdhury for his criticism of the government.
Gonoshasthaya Kendra’s Public Health Assembly Bhaban complex, with residential quarters, auditorium, dormitories for students and employees was attacked at least twice since October 26, mostly by ruling Awami League leaders and activists carrying sticks and iron rods.
The PHA Bhaban’s furniture and valuables worth at least Tk 25 lakh were looted during the attacks but the police took no case against the attackers.