DHAKA – Accusing again Ziaur Rahman of his involvement in the killing of Bangabandhu, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the August 15 massacre was aimed to kill independence and the ideology with which Bangladesh was born, reports BSS.
“The 15th August massacre was not for only murdering a family, it was an effort to kill the victory of independence and the ideology with which Bangladesh was liberated in 1971 … those who couldn’t accept Bangladesh’s victory brutally assassinated Bangabandhu,” she said.
The premier was addressing a voluntary blood donation programme and discussion in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 in the capital this afternoon.
Bangladesh Krishak League (BKL) arranged the blood donation programme and discussion as part of the month-long programme of Bangladesh Awami League and its associate organizations marking the 42nd National Mourning Day commemorating the martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 42 years ago.
Awami League Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Mohammad Nasim and Dr Abdur Razzak, Joint Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Organizing Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim and Enamul Haque Shamim, Relief and Social Affairs Secretary Faridunnahar Laily and BKL General Secretary Advocate Khandakar Shamsul Haque Reza took part in the discussion.
BKL President Alhaz Motahar Hossain Mollah presided over the function.
Earlier, the prime minister unveiled the cover of a BKL publication — “Krishaker Kantho”.