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15th August of 1975- the saddest day in the history of Bangladesh August 17, 2010

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
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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

Link: Kissinger and Boster in praise of Mostaque -Prothom Alo

Verdict on Bangabandhu killing case: Bangladesh correcting itself November 20, 2009

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Bangladesh Supreme Court in its historical judgement on 19th November 2009 upheld the verdict of the Highcourt on the killing case of Bangabandhu Sk. Mujibur Raman, the father of the nation. High Cort in its last judgment had given the capital punishment to all 12 accused.

Bangabandhu was brutally murdered along with the family members including a minor son Rasel on the night of the 15th August 1975 by a group of armymen. It is speculated that the group had connections with national and international bodies and many individuals.

The case took long 34 years to come to an end. The consirators initially got the indemnity and they were in many ways protected and benfited by the successive governments until in 1996 when the AL-led government repelled the indemnity bill and the case then activated. The progress of the case was delayed many a times for different reasons including shortage of judges and feeling of embarrassment by some of them.

After the new government came to power with massive mandate, it took up the matter with extreme priority and appointed new judges and finished the job at its earliest possible time.

People express their joy, PM Hasina sheds her tears and Barrister Tapash, son of SK. Moni, who was killed on the day, told that the verdict is the best gift on his birthday.

Goverment took extensive measures to thwart any untoward event on the day of judgment and the day passed peacefully.

Friday,the day after the verdict is declared as ‘sokrana day’ and people prayed for the salvation of the departed souls of August 15, 1975.

Bangladesh tried to correct itself of a wrongdoing of killing the father of the nation and changing a government undemocratically and unconstitutionally. But People and the Government must be careful for history not to repeat itself by preventing any situation that may give rise to such unexpected incidents.

An ordinary citizen

Honouring Bangabandhu & honouring the leaders August 18, 2008

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, POLITICS.
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Bangbandhu is remembered with honour and dignity after 33 years of his death. The Government has declared government holiday on the 15th August,the day on which Bangbandhu was brutally murdered. The President and Chief Adviser paid homage to the mazar of Bangabandhu at Tongipara.
The politicians and people alike showed their respect on the day of mouring.
AL appreciated the move by the government. But demanded that Government should have declared Sk. Mujibur Rahman as the father of the nation. BNP though didn’t differ the move of the government, said that government should equally consider government holiday on the day of death of the Ex-Prisident Ziaur Rahman.

Dr. Hussain Zillur Rahman, Adviser for the CTG for Commerce and Education has rightly said that we should bring back the national leaders to the fold of honour. We should try to keep them beyond controversies and try to remember the good deeds they have done for the country.

Will that be possible in a country which is indulged in more controversies than consensus?

An ordinary citizen