Bangladesh observes 31st 'Jail Killings Day'

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Dhaka, Nov 3: The Jail Killing Day is being observed in Bangladesh today to commemorate four national leaders and the heroes of 1971 'Liberation War'.

Acting President of Bangladesh probationary government in 1971 Syed Nazrul Islam, prime minister Tajuddin Ahmed, finance minister M Mansur Ali and minister of home affairs AHM Qamaruzzaman were gunned down in Dhaka Central Jail.

Awami League of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina has chalked out programmes to observe the day in a ''befitting but restrained'' way as a state of emergency is imposed in the country.

The party plans to hoist national flag at half-mast and black flags atop party offices, wearing black badge, paying obeisance at the grave of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Banani graveyard.

The party plans to organise debates and discussion on November 4 at the Engineers Institute auditorium at 1600 hrs to mark the day.

Acting general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam has requested party leaders and workers to take part in the programmes.

Only 79 days after the assassination of the country's founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family on August 15, 1975, the power usurpers committed this heinous act.

here is acute possibility that the hearing begin soon on the death reference of the jail killing case pending with the High Court (HC) for the last three years after a trial court sentenced three accused to death on October 20, 2004.


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