BSS-48 BAAP demands formation commission to try those behind August 15 killings

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BAAP demands formation commission to try those behind August 15 killings

DHAKA, Aug 27, 2020 (BSS) – Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad (BAAP), a pro-Awami League lawyers’ association, today demanded of the government the formation of a commission to try those involved in the August 15 killings.

BAAP leaders raised their demand at a ‘special webinar’ on the occasion of the National Mourning Day today.

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Miniter Anisul Huq was present as the chief guest, while BAAP convener and Bangladesh Bar Council Vice Chairman Senior Advocate Yusuf Hussain Human presided over the mourning discussion.

BAAP member secretary and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Fazley Noor Taposh conducted the programme.

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Attorney General Mahbube Alam, Former law minister and Awami League Presidium member Advocate Matin Khasru, MP, Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association President AM Amin Uddin, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Md Mahbub Ali, former minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, MP, senior advocates Abdul Baset Majumder, and Syed Rezaur Rahman, among others, also took part in the discussion.

During the discussion, the law minister said, “We saw during the trial of Bangabandhu’s murder case, witnesses said – when Bangabandhu was killed, he said ‘kill me here’. A man tried to give his last effort to save his life but Bangabandhu didn’t do it.”

Besides, Bangamata told the killers, the minister mentioned, “kill me here, I will not go anywhere.”

The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu taught that the infrastructure needed to run a country is the Constitution and whenever a country was on the way to emerging, Bangabandhu was assassinated, Anisul added.

Speakers of the programme also underscored the need for forming a commission to try those who were remained behind the scene in the 1975’s killings.

They said the books of Bangabandhu, including his unfinished autobiography, prisons diary, can help new generation to know Bangladesh and its history.

The defeated forces of 1971 wanted to destroy the existence of Bangladesh by killing Bangabandhu but their purpose did not succeed, said the lawyers’ leaders.

They urged the authorities concerned to immediately form a commission to conduct a posthumous trial on all those involved in the killings, including Zia, so that the nation can know who was behind this murder.

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