Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders marking the Jail Killing Day.
The day is observed to remember national leaders Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman who were assassinated inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3 in 1975. They played a crucial role in the 1971 War of Liberation of Bangladesh.
The massacre happened barely three months after anti-liberation elements assassinated Bangabandhu and most of his family members on August 15, 1975 at his 32 Dhanmandi residence.
In observance of the day the premier placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at 32 Dhanmondi here.
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Jail Killing Day: PM Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu, four national leaders
Hasina laid wreaths first as the head of the government and then as president of the ruling Awami League early in the morning.
After placing the wreaths, she stood in solemn silence there for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of Bangabandhu and the four national leaders.
She was accompanied by by central leaders of the party.
The PM later went to the Banani Graveyard to pay tributes to martyrs of the August 15 and November 3, 1975 massacres.
Flanked by her party’s central leaders she offered prayers seeking divine blessings for the departed souls.
She also spread flower petals on the graves of the martyrs.
Source: United News of Bangladesh