Jail Killing Day today
Published: 09:57 AM, 3 November 2020 Updated: 12:02 PM, 3 November 2020
Syed Nazrul Islam (L), Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman. File Photo
The Jail Killing Day has been observed on Tuesday as the day is the second disgraceful incident in the country after the brutal murder of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members on August 15 in 1975.
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 nation will remember the four national leaders today who were also the great heroes of the liberation war with due respect.
Different political parties including the ruling Awami League will observe the mournful day throughout the country amid following the health guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Awami League has chalked out elaborate programmes includes hoisting of national and party flags at half-mast at the party offices across the country including the party’s central office and Bangabandhu Bhaban immediately at dawn on the day. Wearing of black badges and hoisting of black flag also would be included under the programme.
Awami League will place a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi around 8:00 am. Leaders from Dhaka city unit Awami League and its associate body will also place tribute at Bangabandhu’s portrait at 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 8:45 am.
Floral wreaths, offering fateha, milad-mahfil and munajat will be held at the grave of national leader Shahid Kamruzzaman in Rajshahi.
Besides, the party will arrange a discussion at its central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital at 3:30 pm. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join the programme through video conference from her official residence Ganabhaban.
Khondoker Mustaque Ahmad and the other two killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – Colonel (retd) Syed Faruque Rahman and Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Khondoker Abdur Rashid – had designed the heinous killing spree of the national four leaders inside the jail.
A five-member killing squad also was formed led by Resalder Musleh Uddin who was very much close to Colonel (retd) Faruque Rahman.
“Khondoker Mustak Ahmad had designed the heinous killing plot exclusively with Faruque Rahman and Abdur Rashid”, said Golam Murshid in his book ‘Muktijuddo o Tarpar’.