DHAKA, Aug 27, 2020 (BSS) – State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nesa Indira today demanded posthumous execution of the conspirators in the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15.
“Commissions should be formed and all the masterminds behind the August 15 killings, organized with the help of local and foreign clique should be found and brought to justice… Khandakar Mushtaq and Ziaur Rahman should be executed posthumously,” a release quoted Indira saying that.
She said this while addressing a virtual discussion meeting on the occasion of 45th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day, organized by Awami Shilpa Gosthi from Bangladesh Secretariat today.
“The country started moving in the opposite direction after the assassination of Bangabandhu. The sky-scraping slogan of the war of liberation ‘Joybangla’ was turned into ‘Bangladesh Zindabad’. The indemnity law blocked the way for the trial of Bangabandhu’s murder,” Indira said.
“When Ziaur Rahman came to power, he pardoned the death sentence convicts and self-confessed murderers of Bangabandhu and appointed them in different embassies. War criminal and notorious Razakar Shah Aziz was appointed as the Prime Minister,” she said, added the release.
Referring to Begum Khaleda Zia as the heir of Bangabandhu’s killers, the State Minister said, “Khaleda, the mastermind of the August 21 assassination, also came to power and appointed Pakistan collaborators as ministers. It is clearly understood that the murders of15th August, the Jail Killing and 21st August are the same.”
“ Bangabandhu started rebuilding the war-torn country after its independence. In just three and a half years, the per capita income increased from 93 to 723 USD. Growth increased from minus 14 percent to 2.75 percent”, she said.
After independence, when Bangabandhu called for economic liberation and green revolution, the conspirators as well as the opponents of the liberation war killed Bangabandhu and his family to avenge the defeat, Indira added.
The reason for the killing of the family was that the values and strength of independence under the leadership of Bangabandhu’s family could not be revived in this country.
State Minister Indira said Bengalis took up arms in 1971 by one call of Bangabandhu and demanded justice for the brutal murder of the greatest Bengali of all time, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, added the release.
President of Awami Shilpa Gosthi Salauddin Badal presided over the meeting while Dhaka Metropolitan South Awami League President Abu Ahmed Mannafi, Wari Thana Awami League President Ashikur Rahman Chowdhury Lavlu, Councilor Sarwar Hasan Alo and artist of Swadhin Bangla Betar Shibu Roy also spoke.