Awami League presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today said the trail of four national leaders would not have been possible, if Awami League President Sheikh Hasina did not come to power.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina brought the killers of Bangabandhu and four national leaders to justice, overcoming all obstacles and risks against her life," he told newsmen after paying tributes to the four national leaders at the former Dhaka Central Jail on Nazimuddin Road where the four leaders were killed on November 3, 1975.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique, Awami League (AL) presidium member Advocate Sahara Khatun, organizing secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and relief and disaster management Affairs Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi were present on the occasion.
Nasim, also spokesman of Central 14-party alliance, said after BNP-Jamaat alliance assumed the state power in 2001, it had influenced the four national leaders' killing case by keeping it pending on different excuses. The AL, after coming to power, got the verdict of the four national leaders' killing case through appeal.
He said after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad had tempted the national four leaders to join him but the four leaders did not compromise with him (Mostaq) and never feared death.
Nasim called upon the young generation to follow the life and works of four national leaders to groom themselves as courageous and patriotic citizens.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)