• Friday, Oct 22, 2021
  • Last Update : 10:14 am

Jail Killing Day Sunday

  • Published at 10:40 pm November 2nd, 2019
Four national leaders Collected

On November 3, 1975, four national leaders, and heroes of the country’s Liberation War were assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail

The nation is set to observe the Jail Killing Day on Sunday with due solemnity.

On November 3, 1975, four national leaders, and heroes of the country’s Liberation War -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Captain Mansur Ali, and AHM Quamruzzaman -- were assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail, reports UNB.

The four leaders played a key role in forming the Mujibnagar government in exile, that led the Liberation War in 1971, with Syed Nazrul Islam as the acting president, Tajuddin Ahmad as the prime minister, Mansur Ali as the finance minister, and AHM Qamruzzaman as the home, relief and rehabilitation minister.

Ruling Awami League, its associate bodies, and other political parties have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.

The programmes include hoisting of national flag at half-mast, hoisting party flags, wearing black badges, offering fateha at the graves of the four leaders at Banani Graveyard.

A discussion meeting will be held at Krishibid Institution auditorium in Dhaka at 3pm.

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting as the chief guest.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.

The president, in his message, said: “The aim of the killers was to erase the ideals of the Liberation War from the spirit of the young generation apart from giving rise to an undemocratic autocratic rule which failed.”

He urged all to work from their respective positions to complete the unfinished work of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to build a happy, prosperous Sonar Bangla. “This should be our promise on the Jail Killing Day.”

In her message, the prime minister said: “The killing of the four national leaders was the continuation of the assassination of the Father of the Nation along with his family. Through it, the defeated forces and anti-state quarters, made an evil attempt to destroy the Liberation War spirit, and render the Bangali nation leaderless by erasing the name of Awami League.”

She urged the people of the country to build a poverty-free and happy, peaceful golden Bangladesh as dreamt by Bangabandhu.

Facebook 54
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail