KHULNA The mournful Jail Killing Day is being observed
here today with paying rich tributes to the four national leaders
assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail on this day in 1975.
Khulna City and District units of Awami League (AL) and its front
organizations, different socio-cultural and professional bodies are observing
the day through elaborate programmes.
Local Awami League began the day's programme with hoisting of national,
party and black flags atop of its offices.
The daylong programmes include placing wreaths at the portraits of four
national leaders, wearing black badges, arranging milad mahfil, khatme Quran,
special prayers at mosques, temples, Churches and Pagodas and discussions.
Various government, semi-government and autonomous organizations also paid
rich tributes to four national leaders by placing wreaths at their portrait
early this morning.
Marking the day, AL city and district units organized a discussion meeting
at the party office today.
At the function, the speakers said Jail Killing is one of the shameful
events in national history.
They said the killers wanted to make the country leader-less by killing
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national
President of city unit Awami League and Mayor of Khulna City Corporation
(KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque chaired the meeting while President of district
unit Awami League and Chairman of Khulna Zila Parishad Sheikh Harun-ur-
Rashid, General Secretary of city unit AL Mizanur Rahman Mizan, Acting
General Secretary of district unit AL Adv. Sujit Kumar Adhikary and other
front-ranking AL leaders spoke, among others.
Awami League associate bodies' local units including Jubo League, Chhatra
League also carried out different programmes to mark the day.
The party also arranged Quran Khwani, Doa Mahfil and distributed food among
destitute in all wards of the city.
Khulna University (KU), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
(KUET) and various educational and financial institutions are also
observing the day through separate programmes.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)