Zia proclaimed himself as president violating constitution: Dipu Moni

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NETRAKONA, Aug 19, 2020 (BSS) – Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni
said today military dictator Zia grabbed state power at gun point and
proclaimed himself as president violating the constitution and tried
to establish the country keeping consistency with Pakistan.

“General Zia captured the state power at gun point by killing many
freedom fighters, army officers and proclaimed himself head of the
state after August-15 carnage.”

“Zia rehabilitated collaborators and war-criminals in the name of
so-called multi-party democracy and enacted Indemnity Ordinance to
save the self-confessed killers of Bangabandhu”, she said, adding that
Zia also awarded the killers of Bangabandhu by giving them jobs in the
embassies abroad and hatched deep-rooted conspiracy to turn the
country into Pakistan.

The education minister stated these as chief guest at a virtual
discussion meeting held at the conference room of Netrakona Sheikh
Hasina Public University here.

The meeting was organized by the university marking the National
Mourning Day and 45th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

State Minister for Social Welfare and a valiant freedom fighter
Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru addressed the meeting as special guest with
vice- chancellor of the university Dr. Rafiqullah Khan was in the
chair.

Member Secretary of the Bangabandhu Memorial Trust Sheikh Hafijur
Rahman addressed the meeting as main speaker.

It was also addressed, among others, by chairman of board of
directors of Biman Bangladesh airlines Sazzadul Hasan, register of the
university Kazi Nasiruddin, treasurer of the university Subroto Kumar
Aditya and deputy commissioner of Netrakona Kazi Abdur Rahman.

Heavily criticizing the autocratic military ruler Zia for making
evil designs to destroy the spirit of the liberation war, distorting
the history of country’s independence and delete the name of
Bangabandhu from the history, Dipu Moni said, Zia could not become
successful to materialize his all evil-designs as the country’s people
including pro-liberation forces, led by Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh
Hasina, raised strong resistance against the military ruler.

She also urged the students to know the life and ideals of
Bangabandhu and true history of the liberation war to build them as
honest, dedicated, patriotic and worthy citizens of the country.