November 3 : Jail Killing Day

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 November 3 : Jail Killing Day

 

DHAKA, Nov 2, 2021 (BSS) –

The Jail Killing Day will be observed tomorrow
as it 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 in 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 in 1971, tomorrow with due respect.

Different political parties including the ruling Awami League (AL) will
observe the mournful day across the country with maintaining health
guidelines.

The AL has chalked out elaborate programme including keeping the national
and party flags at half mast at party’s Bangabandhu Avenue Central Office and
Bangabandhu Bhaban as well as unit offices across the country at the down
tomorrow.

Wearing of black badges and hoisting of black flag are also included in the
programme.

AL leaders will place wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi at
8.30am.

Wreaths will be placed at the graves of the four national leaders at
Banani graveyard around 9am while fateha, milad-mahfil and munajat will also
be offered there.

Floral wreaths, offering fateha, milad-mahfil and munajat will be arranged
at the grave of national leader Shaheed AHM Qamruzzaman in Rajshahi.

AL will arrange a discussion at its central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in
the city at 11am.

Khondoker Mustaque Ahmad and other two killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman– Colonel (retd) Syed Faruque Rahman and Lieutenant Colonel
(retd) Khondoker Abdur Rashid– had designed the heinous killing spree of the
four national leaders inside the jail.

A five-member killing squad was also formed led by Resalder Musleh Uddin
who was very much close to Colonel (retd) Faruque Rahman.

“Khondoker Mustaque Ahmad had designed the heinous killing plot exclusively
with Farque Rahman and Abdur Rashid,” said Golam Murshid in his book
‘Muktijuddo o Tarpar’.

A probe commission was formed on September 18 in 1980 in London over the
killings of August 15 in 1975 and subsequently the jail killing on November 3
in the same year.

“The probe commission was formed following an appeal lodged by
Bangabandhu’s two daughters Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana,
Mohammad Selim, son of slain leader Monsur Ali and Syed Ashraful Islam, son
of slain leader Syed Nazrul Islam,” said Professor Abu Sayeed in his book
‘Bangabandhu murder facts and documents.

In that time, the probe commission became ineffective due to non-
cooperation by the then Bangladesh government led by President Ziaur Rahman
and refused to provide visa by the government to a probe commission member.

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