Sunday, December 9, 2012

Shaheed Dr. Shamsuzzoha

Set-9
Read the passage below and answer questions:
Shaheed Dr. Shamsuzzoha is considered to be the first intellectual who attained martyrdom during the pre-liberation period of Bangladesh. Following the killing of Sergeant Zohurul Haque in prison by the Ayub Khan government on 15 February 1969 (after the failure of the trumped-up Agartala conspiracy case), a flame of protest spread throughout erstwhile East Pakistan. On February 17, Section 144 was imposed on Rajshahi city. The students of Rajshahi University who had joined the protest, took out a procession in violation of Section 144 and were locked in a clash with police in front of the residence of the Principal of Rajshahi Medical College. As a result, several students were injured. On hearing this, Dr. Zoha, a professor of Chemistry and Proctor of the University, rushed to the spot and took the injured students to hospital. Next morning, on February 18, tension grew on the campus. The students were preparing to violate Section 144 again. The armed forces were deployed in front of the University main gate, which was kept locked to prevent the agitating students from going out. The students however started to jump over the gate and to scale the walls. Seeing this the teachers requested the guard on duty to open the gate. Meanwhile the students doused a parked army jeep kerosene and set it on fire. The armed forces started to take up their positions against the students. Dr. Zoha repeatedly requested the officers, `Please, don’t open fire, my students will go back now.’ But when the army officers refused to pay any heed to him, he declared, ‘Your bullets will pierce my heart first before they hit any student.’ The situation deteriorated further and at one point Dr. Zoha was shot in the back at 11 in the morning. Later, he was bayonet-charged too. Bleeding profusely, Dr. Zoha was taken to Rajshahi municipal office which was used as a jail by Pakistan Army and was kept untreated there till 3.30 pm. He was eventually shifted to the operation theatre but he breathed his last at 4 pm.
5. Write short answers to the following questions.5
(a) When was section 144 imposed on Rajshahi city?
(b) What did the students of Rajshahi University do against section 144?
(c) What was the result of the clash?
(d) What did Dr. Zoha do hearing the news?
(e) What happened as a result of killing of Sergeant Zohurul Haque?
6. Fill in the gaps with suitable words: 5
The students of Rajshahi University (a) - the imposition of section 144 and (b) - with the police before the residence of the Principal of Rajshahi Medical College. In the clash several students received (c) -. Dr. Zoha (d) - the news and rushed to the spot and took the injured students to hospital. Tension was prevailing high on the campus and the students took (e) -to violence section 144.
7. Summarise the above passage in five sentences. 5
1. spreading of a protest through out the then Pakistan 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

8. Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow chart showing the result of killing Sergeant Zohurul Haque. (No. 1 has been done for you). 5
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-9
5. (a) On February 17, 1969 section 144 was imposed on Rajshahi city (b) Against section 144 the students of Rajshahi University took out a procession and were looked in a clash with police (c) The result of the clash was that several students were injured. (d) Hearing the news Dr. Zoha rushed to the spot and took the injured students to hospital. (e) As a result of killing of Sergeant Zohurul Haque a flame of protest spread throughout erstwhile East Pakistan.
6. (a) violated (b) clashed (c) injury (d) heard (e) preparation
7. Summary: Shaheed Dr. Shamsuzzoha, a professor of chemistry and proctor of the Rajshahi University attained the martyrdom during the pre-liberation period of Bangladesh. A flame of protest spread throughout erstwhile East Pakistan for the killing of Sergeant Zohurul Haque in Prison by the Ayub Khan government on 15th February 1969. to protest against the killing the students of Rajshahi University brought out a procession violating section 144 which resulted in a clash between the students and the police. As a result several students were injured. Hearing the news Dr. Zoha rushed to the spot and took the wounded students to hospital. The situation worsened. Tension grew high on the campus. The students went beyond the control of the university authority. The armed forces took up their position. They did not pay heed to Dr. Zoha’s request. Dr. Zoha was shot in the back and was bayonet charged. He embraced death because of heavy bleeding.
8. Flow chart :
1. spreading of a protest through out the then East Pakistan 2. imposing of section 144 on Rajshahi city on February 17 3. taking out a procession by the students of Rajshahi University -in violation of section 144 4. a clash between the police and the students 5. injury of several students 6. taking the injured students to hospital by Dr. Zoha

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