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Quader for observing Mourning Month's programmes in limited scale
BSS, Dhaka

Quader for observing Mourning Month's programmes in limited scale

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today urged the leaders and workers of Awami League to observe the Mourning Month's programmes, announced by the party, in a limited scale by maintaining the health guidelines.

He came up with the call in a statement issued today ahead of the Month of Mourning. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the 46th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be observed in August 15 next (National Mourning Day). "I would like to call upon the people of the country, the Awami League and all its affiliated organisations and socio-cultural

organisations to strictly follow the health guidelines in observing programmes, announced by the Awami League, on the Month of Mourning,
including National Mourning Day," he said.

The AL general secretary said the August is a painful month for the Banglee nation, while the August 15, 1975 is marked a black chapter in
the history of the world.

On this day in 1975, he said, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members were killed in one of the worst and most
heinous massacres in the history of human civilization.

The unequivocal thunder of the struggle for establishing the rights of the Banglees was silenced by bullets, Quader said, adding that
Bangabandhu's two daughters - Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana - survived on that day as they stayed abroad.

He said the killers not only assassinated Bangabandhu and his family members but also the spirit of the Great Liberation War of the
Bangalee nation, progress, prosperity and the bright future.

Only three years and seven months after the country's independence, the killers put a stigma in the forehead of the Bangalee nation
through the local and international conspiracies, he added.

After killing Bangabandhu and his family members, the AL general secretary said, the Zia-Mushtaq clique involved in the plot to assassinate Bangabandhu illegally seized state power in an unconstitutional way and issued the Indemnity Ordinance to halt the trial of Bangabandhu killing.

He said abusing the state power, BNP founder Ziaur Rahman patronised the killers of Bangabandhu and rewarded them with jobs in
various Bangladesh missions abroad.

But, Quader said, after a long struggle, the rule of law was established in the country under the leadership of Bangabandhu's
daughter, Sheikh Hasina.

"She brought the killers of Bangabandhu to justice and freed the Bangalee nation from stigma by implementing the court verdict following proper procedures. The process of executing the court verdict continues by bringing back the killers from different countries," he said.

About the programmes of the Month of Mourning, the AL general secretary said special doa and prayers will be offered in the country's all the mosques and other places of worship on the National Mourning Day.

He also called upon the leaders and workers of all units of the AL and its affiliated bodies in all districts, metropolises, upazilas,municipalities, unions and wards to take programmes following the central programmes to this end.

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