Four leaders of the wartime national government Acting President Syed Nazrul Islam, Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmad, Cabinet Ministers M Mansur Ali, and AHM Quamruzzaman were brutally killed inside the jail on November 3, 1975
People across the country observed Jail Killing Day on Sunday, commemorating the assassination of four national leaders, who were brutally murdered inside the Dhaka Central Jail in 1975.
Four leaders of the wartime national government Acting President Syed Nazrul Islam, Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmad, Cabinet Ministers M Mansur Ali, and AHM Quamruzzaman were brutally killed inside the jail on November 3, 1975.
They were murdered while in state custody, when the country witnessed sweeping changes in politics amid the chaos that followed Bangabandhu’s assassination.
In Rajshahi, city and district units of Bangladesh Awami League and its associate organizations observed the day through various programs, paying due homage to the martyred.
Marking the day, scores of wreaths were placed on the grave of Shaheed AHM Quamruzzaman, one of the four national leaders, in city’s Kadirganj family graveyard, besides mourning rallies, and garlanding of portraits of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and four national leaders at Awami League party office.
Both units accompanied by the associate organizations brought out a mournful rally from in front of the party office, and placed wreaths at the grave. Apart from this, various government, semi-government, and autonomous organizations also have placed wreaths since early morning.
City unit Awami League President and Mayor of Rajshahi, AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, and other front-ranking leaders joined the rally, among others.
In Khulna, Khulna city and district units of Awami League and its front organizations, different socio-cultural, and professional bodies are observing the day through elaborate programs.
Local Awami League began the day’s program with the hoisting of national, party, and black flags atop its offices.
The daylong program included placing wreaths at the portraits of the four national leaders, wearing black badges, arranging Milad Mahfil, Khatme Quran, special prayers at mosques, temples, Churches, and Pagodas, and holding discussions.
Various government, semi-government, and autonomous organizations also paid rich tributes to the four national leaders by placing wreaths at their portrait early in the morning.
In Chittagong, Chittagong city, north and south district units of Awami League, its front organizations, different socio-cultural, professional bodies, and educational institutions observed the day through elaborate programs.
The daylong program began with the hoisting of national, party, and black flags half-mast atop Awami League offices. Placing wreaths at the portraits of the four national leaders, wearing black badges, arranging Milad Mahfil, Khatme Quran, special prayers at mosques, temples, churches, and other places of different worships and discussions were the main features of the day.
In Jhenaidah, the district unit Awami League brought out a rally from the Puraton Court Chattar in the morning.
In Barisal, the city corporation Mayor Serniabat Sadik Abdullah laid a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the four slain leaders in front of Awami League office at 10am, followed by Awami League leaders, and activists in black badges.
Special prayers too were offered for them seeking eternal peace.
Our correspondents Dulal Abdullah, Rajshahi, Hedait Hossain Molla, Khulna, Anwar Hossain, Chittagong, Nayon Khandoker, Jhenaidah, and Anisur Rahman Swapan, Barisal contributed to the story.