Accusing again the anti-liberation elements of their involvement in the killings of Bangabandhu and the four national leaders, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Nov 3) said there will be no room for the killers and their cohorts in the country.
“There will be no place for Rajakars, Al Badrs, Al Shams and the killers of Bangabandhu and the four national leaders and their cohorts on the soil of Bangladesh in future,” she told a discussion at Krishibid Institute, Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium at Farmgate in the capital.
Bangladesh Awami League organized the discussion marking the Jail Killing Day, local media reported.
Calling upon the countrymen to stay alert to prevent the anti-liberation forces and the killers from returning to power, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, said, “We’ll never compromise with any sorts of injustice.”
The premier added: “We’ve been able to execute the verdict of capital punishment against the killers of the Father of the Nation, four national leaders and war criminals after holding their trials as the people voted us to power time and again.”
Sheikh Hasina said the government is currently collecting information of the fugitive killers of Bangabandhu and the four national leaders to bring them to justice.
Referring to the ill efforts of the anti-liberation elements to erase the name of the Father of the Nation from the history of the Liberation War, she said, “They wanted to erase the name of Bangabandhu from the history. But they could not succeed as it was impossible to delete his name from the history.”
“So, cohorts and patrons of the war criminals and killers (of Bangabandhu and four national leaders) will surely be brought to book one day,” she asserted.
The premier sounded a note of warning against any move to foil independence of the country which had been achieved by the sacrifice of millions of people.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader gave the welcome address at the discussion, jointly conducted by Awami League Publicity Secretary and Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud and Deputy Publicity Secretary Aminul Islam Amin.
Awami League Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed, Presidium Members Mohammad Nasim, Advocate Abdul Matin Khasru and Advocate Sahara Khatun, MP, spoke on the occasion.
Awami League Joint General Secretaries Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, noted writer Anisul Hoque, AL Organizing Secretary Barrister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury Nowfel, MP, party’s central executive committee members Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Bir Bikram, and Anwar Hossain, Dhaka North City Awami League President A K M Rahmatullah, MP, and Dhaka South City Awami League General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad also took part in the discussion.
At the outset of the discussion, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of the four national leaders — Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Monsur Ali and AHM Kamaruzzaman — who were brutally killed inside the Dhaka Central Jail on Nov 3 in 1975.