State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, today termed the jail killing as the second most shameful chapters in our nation life.
After the gruesome 15th August murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the four national leaders were brutally killed inside the Dhaka Central Jail, he said.
Motive of the conspirators was to eliminate the pro-liberation forces he added, he added.
The state minister was addressing a discussion in the city as chief guest.
Local unit of Bangladesh Awami League organized the discussion in observance of the Jail Killing Day. The day is considered as a black spot in the nation's history, as four Liberation War heroes -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamaruzzaman -- were killed in captivity by some army officers.
With city unit Awami League President AHM Khairuzzaman Liton in the chair, Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, MP, Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, MP, Omor Faruque, MP, Engineer Enamul Haque, MP, Abdul Wadud, MP, Ayen Uddin, MP, and Akhter Jahan, MP, also spoke.
Shahriar said that the politics of killing, marked by the assassinations of Bangabandhu, his family members and the four national leaders, constituted "one of the most tragic and black chapters of our history". This bloodshed created anarchy, destabilized politics and impeded economic progress of the country, he said.
He mentioned that the Supreme Court verdict that ended the culture of impunity is the only consolation for the families of the four national leaders, who were eliminated from the country's political scene through the infamous jail killings.
Earlier, the political leaders accompanied by huge leaders and workers of Awami League brought out a mourning procession and marched to the mazar of Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman, one of the four national leaders, in city's Kadirgonj family graveyard.
They also placed floral wreaths on the grave and offered special prayers for salvation of the departed soul.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)