CHATTOGRAM, Aug 21, 2020 (BSS) – The 16th anniversary of the deadly grenade attack on August 21 in 2004 was observed in the city and district with the demand to unmask all masterminds behind the attack and ensure their exemplary punishments.
Different political parties including Awami League (AL), its associate bodies, left-leaning parties, social-cultural and professional organisations observed the day paying homage to the martyred of August 21 grenade attack.
The day’s programmes included hoisting of national and black flags at half-mast atop all party offices, placing of wreaths at the portraits of Bangabandhu and 24 leaders and workers of AL including Ivy Rahman, Qurankhwani, Milad Mahfil, discussion meetings, protest rally and mourning procession.
AL Chattogram city unit General Secretary AJM Nasir Uddin and its acting President Mahtabuddin Chowdhury along with leaders of city AL placed wreaths at the makeshift memorial at its party office at Darulfazal Market.
Chattogram city units of AL organised a discussion with its Acting President in the chair while former city Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin addressed the discussion as the chief guest held at city’s Rima Convention Center.
Addressing the function, Nasir Uddin said the August 21 grenade attack was part of a deep-rooted conspiracy that started through the killing of Bangabandhu and most of his family members to make the nation leaderless and erase AL from this soil.
Criticizing the then BNP-Jamaat government for the hateful August 21 grenade attack, he demanded to unmask all masterminds behind the attacks and ensure their exemplary punishments.
Chattogram south district units of AL organised another discussion at Jilla Parishad with its President Muslem Uddin Ahmed in the chair while its General Secretary Mofizur Rahman spoke of it.
Chattogram north district AL also organised a similar programme at its Doost building with its acting president MA Salam in the chair.
Chattogram Citizens Initiatives (CCI), in a meeting, also demanded to unmask all masterminds behind the hateful attempts on the blessed daughter of democracy and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.