Jail Killing Day to be observed Tuesday



The Jail Killing Day will be observed tomorrow as the day is the second disgraceful incident in the country after the brutal murder of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members on August 15 in 1975.

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.

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.

The nation will remember the four national leaders who were also the great heroes of the liberation war, tomorrow with due respect.

Different political parties including the ruling Awami League (AL) will observe the mournful day throughout the country following the health guidelines because of corona pandemic.

The AL has chalked out elaborate programems including hoisting of the national and party flags at half mast at party’s central office and Bangabandhu Bhaban as well as unit offices across the country at the down on the day. Wearing of black badges and hoisting of black flag are also included in the programme.

Awami League will place wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi around 8am.

Leaders from Dhaka city unit Awami League and its associate bodies will also pay tributes to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at the portrait at the Bangabandhu Bhaban.

Placing wreaths, offering Fateha, milad-mahfil and munajat will be held at the graves of the four national leaders along with all the martyrs who had been assassinated during the night on August 15 in 1975 at 8.45am.

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