In the joint meeting, leaders of Dhaka City south and north units
of AL and associate bodies presented their respective proposed
programmes marking the National Mourning Day and the month of

Speaking on the occasion, the AL general secretary said the party
will have many programmes on the month of mourning besides it will
observe birthday of Bangabandhu’s eldest son Sheikh Kamal on August 5,
Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s birthday on August 8,
anniversary of 2005 series bomb blasts on August 17 and 2004 grenade
attacks on August 21.

Quader, also minister for road transport and bridges, said the
black chapters of history of assassination of Bangabandhu and most of
his family members through August 15 carnage and the assassination
attempts to kill his daughter Sheikh Hasina through gruesome grenade
attacks on August 21 in 2004 were intertwined.

The deep-rooted conspiracy and brutality of the August 15 carnage
has surpassed all other political assassinations across the globe as
innocent child and pregnant woman could not escape the massacre in
which the founding father of the independent Bangladesh was brutally
assassinated just after three and half years of the new-born state, he

He said August 15 carnage’s prime target was Bangabandhu and August
21 grenade attack’s major target was to assassinate Bangabandhu’s
daughter Sheikh Hasina.

The conspirators are still continuing their ill attempts against
Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, he added.

Begum Matia Chowdhury said August 15 is a day of emotional
attachment to AL leaders and workers and the people of all strata and
it is also a day to gain strength from the grief to take a pledge to
devote lives for the betterment of our motherland imbued with the
spirit and ideology of Bangabandhu”.