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AL decides to curtail Mourning Month programs

  • Published at 11:16 pm July 30th, 2021
Bangabandhu National Mourning Day being observed
People from all walks to life pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths in front of his portrait at the Shilpakala Academy premises in Chittagong on Saturday, August 15, 2020 Focus Bangla

Obaidul Quader says August 15 murders were a heinous massacre in the history of human civilization

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged party leaders and workers to observe the Mourning Month's programs on a limited scale maintaining the health guidelines.

“The August is a painful month for the Bangalee nation, while August 15, 1975 is marked a black chapter in the history of the world,” he said in a statement on Friday.

He termed the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members the worst and most heinous massacres in the history of human civilization.

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Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said that the unequivocal thunder of the struggle for establishing the rights of the Bangalees was silenced by bullets.

Bangabandhu's two daughters - Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana - survived on that day since they were staying abroad.

The Awami League leader said that the killers had destroyed the spirit of the Liberation War, progress, prosperity and the bright future of the Bangalee nation.

He said that the Zia-Mushtaq clique – involved in the plot to assassinate Bangabandhu - seized state power in an unconstitutional way and issued the Indemnity Ordinance to halt the trial of the killers.