SANGSAD BHABAN: Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government has favoured a strong opposition…
DHAKA: The nation yesterday paid glowing
tributes to four slain national leaders, who were forerunners of the
country’s independence, on the occasion of the Jail Killing Day.
On this day in 1975, Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain M
Mamnsur Ali and AHM Quamaruzzaman were killed by some disgruntled
army officers inside Dhaka Central Jail following the brutal
assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman and most of his family in a military putsch on August 15 the
The programmes of the day started with lowering of the national
and party flags at Bangabandhu Bhaban and Awami League offices across
the country at half mast, hoisting of black flags and wearing of
black badges as a mark of respect to the martyrs of November 3, 1975.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father
of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national
leaders marking the Jail Killing Day.
In memory of the leaders, the Premier placed wreaths at the
portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at
Dhanmondi Road No 32 here this morning.
Sheikh Hasina first laid a wreath as the prime minister at the
portrait of Bangabandhu around 7.00 am.
After placing the wreath, she stood in solemn silence there for
some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the
Later, flanked by central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina
placed another wreath as the President of Awami League (AL) at the
portrait of Bangabandhu.
Awami League Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail
Ahmed and Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun, Presidium Members Begum
Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Advocate Sahara Khatun, Dr Abdur
Razzak and Abdul Matin Khasru, General Secretary Obaidul Quader and
Joint Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak,
Organizing Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim and Enamul Haque Shamim
and Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Cultural Affairs
Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil and other central leaders of the party
Later, the leaders and workers of Awami League’s associate
bodies, including Awami Jubo League, Chhatra League, Mohila Awami
League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Jubo Mohila League and
Swechchasebok League, as well as other socio-cultural organizations
also paid homage to Bangabandhu and four national leaders by placing
wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation on the occasion.
On the occasion of the Jail Killing Day, a milad and doa mahfil
was held after Maghrib prayers today seeking eternal peace of
departed souls of four national leaders.
Awami League (AL) Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu,
Tofail Ahmed and Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, AL Organizing Secretary
Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Dhaka City South Awami League General
Secretary Shahe Alam Murad, Bangladesh Medical Association President
Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin and Banani Thana AL General Secretary Meer
Mosharraf Hossain attended the milad mahfil, among others.
Before the milad mahfil held at the residence of Health and
Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim, son of Captain M Mansur Ali,
the AL leaders delivered speeches recalling the contributions of the
four national leaders to the country.