15th August of 1975- the saddest day in the history of Bangladesh August 17, 2010Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: Bangabandhu, Father of Nation, Sk. Mujibur Rahman
In the middle of the night of 15th August, 1975 Bangabandhu Sk Mujibur Rahman was brutally killed along with his family members by a bunch of misguided military officers. The family members who were dead include his wife, 3 sons, the youngest one Rasel was only of 5 years old.
The father of nation, Sk. Mujibur Rahman was the single most important figure that spearheaded the liberation war of Bangladesh. Even in his physical absence in the war field, his image and his speeches motivated the people to attain the ultimate target of freedom.
Col Rashid (one of the killers) in his confessions to the foreign media immediately after the death of Sk. Mujibur Rahman said that they had contact with Khondoker Mostaque Ahmed, who was one of the closest associate of Sk. Mujibur Rahman and Foreign Minister of the AL Government. Con Faroque, another member of the gang in a similar confession to the media said that he made contact with Ziaur Rahman before the killing who (Zia) said that senior officers would not participate in the killing. But he showed no objection in the planning of the juniors.
It is equally sad that when Bangabandhu urged for help from the senior military officers, none came out to save him except Cot Jamiluddin who was at his own home but started to proceed having none to accompany him to Dhanmondi driving his own jeep after got the call but was stopped at Shobhanbag mashjid and was stopped by bullets.
Khondoker Mostaque rook over the charge of the state and formed the government. Mojahedul Islam Selim in a recent interview said that except 4 to 5, most of the AL leaders joined the Mostaque Government and it took long two months to bring out first procession in the Dhaka University Campus while he was a student leader there.
15th August 1975 is the saddest day in the history of Bangladesh as on this day the father of the nation was killed that few nations had ever experienced.
An ordinary citizen