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Homage to four national leaders on Jail Killing Day
November 3rd, 2016 at 12:51 pm
Homage to four national leaders on Jail Killing Day

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid glowing tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders who were brutally killed in Dhaka central jail in 1975.

On this day in 1975, a group of disgruntled army officers stormed into the Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours and assassinated four national leaders — Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamaruzzaman.

The brutal jail killing came months after Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.

The four national leaders led Bangladesh’s 1971 war of liberation in the absence of Bangabandhu.

Hasina placed floral wreaths in memory of the leaders at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 in the morning of the day in Dhaka.

She laid the wreath and stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect to the memories of the national leaders.

Hasina also placed wreath as president of the ruling Awami League party. Awami League Advisory Council Member Tofail Ahmed, Presidium Members Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim, Kazi Zafarullah, Nurul Islam Nahid, Sahara Khatun, Abdur Razzak and Muhammad Faruk Khan, General Secretray Obaidul Quader and Joint Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak were among others present at the Bangabandhu museum.