The month of mourning started right now commemorating the brutal assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his relations on August 15, 1975.
The August 15 carnage is the ugliest chapter of the nation’s historical past because the self-confessed killers not solely assassinate the nation’s founding father alone, but in addition killed 16 different members of his household, buddies and kinfolk.
The nation observes with heavy coronary heart the month of August because the month of mourning to recall the barbaric killing on 1975’s 15 August.
The August 15 carnage martyrs included Bangabandhu’s spouse Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, his sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russel, daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal, Bangabandhu’s brother Sheikh Naser, brother-in-law Abdur Rab Serniabat, nephew and eminent journalist Sheikh Fazlul Huq Moni, Moni’s pregnant spouse Arzoo Moni and Bangabandhu’s navy secretary Colonel Jamil.
Bangabandhu’s two daughters — incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana — escaped the deliberate assassination as they had been visiting Germany at the moment.
With the killing of Bangabandhu, the best Bangalee of all time, a pall of gloom descended and a way of deep disappointment unfold among the many individuals within the nation and throughout the globe.
The world protested and condemned the killing, saying it’s an irreparable loss to tens of millions of individuals of Bangladesh.
The month of August can be black marked with one other conspiracy of assassination. The nation can’t ever neglect the heinous try of killing Sheikh Hasina by means of grenade assaults in 2004.
The vested quarter, who assassinated Bangabandhu in 1975, additionally tried to destroy Awami League (AL) by killing its president Sheikh Hasina with grenades on an anti-terrorism rally at Bangabandhu Avenue right here on August 21 in 2004.
Sheikh Hasina narrowly escaped the assault struggling splinter accidents when 24 of her occasion males, together with Awami League’s girls affairs secretary Ivy Rahman, had been killed and 500 others injured.
Like within the earlier years, totally different political and socio-cultural organisations, together with ruling Awami League (AL) and its affiliate our bodies have chalked out month-long programmes to watch the month of mourning.