AL to observe Jail Killing Day with elaborate programmes

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DHAKA, Nov 1, 2020 (BSS) – The Awami League has taken elaborate programmes to mark the Jail killing Day as the country will observe the day in a befitting manner on November 3.

To mark the day, various programmes have been chalked out in limited scale. The ruling party’s central executive committee members, Dhaka city North and South units president and general secretaries and its other associate body leaders will also attend the programme abiding by necessary health guidelines.

On November 3, 1975, four national leaders, and heroes of the country’s Liberation War — Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Captain Mansur Ali, and AHM Quamruzzaman — were assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail.

The four leaders played a key role in forming the Mujibnagar government in exile, that led the Liberation War in 1971, with Syed Nazrul Islam as the acting president, Tajuddin Ahmad as the prime minister, Mansur Ali as the finance minister, and AHM Qamruzzaman as the home, relief and rehabilitation minister.

The programme includes hoisting of national and party flags at half mast and hoisting of black flag at all ruling party offices throughout the country including the central office and Bangabandhu Bhaban at dawn on the day.

Awami League will place a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi around 8am.

Leaders from Dhaka city unit Awami League and its associate body will also place tribute at Bangabandhu’s portrait at the Bangabandhu Bhaban.

Placing wreaths, offering Fateha, milad-mahfil and munajat will be held at the graves of the four national leaders along with all the martyrs who had been assassinated during the night on August 15 in 1975 at 8.45am.

Floral wreaths, offering fateha, milad-mahfil and munajat will be held at the grave of national leader Shahid Kamruzzaman in Rajshahi.

Besides, the AL will arrange a discussion at its central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the city at 3.30pm. AL president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join the programme through video conference from her official residence Ganabhaban.

AL general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader urged all the party leaders and the people across the country to observe the day maintaining the health guidelines.