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Framework ready for commission to trace Bangabandhu killing masterminds

Published : 16 Aug 2022 11:49 PM | Updated : 17 Aug 2022 02:14 PM

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said the work of a commission, to unearth behind the scene plotters of August 15, 1975 carnage, would mostly be research oriented.

"A framework has already been readied for forming the commission. But the formation of the commission is being delayed firstly by Covid-19 outbreak, then ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. What will be the number of members of the commission, its aim and work are defined in the framework," he said.

The minister said this while addressing as the chief guest at a discussion organised by Sampriti Bangladesh, a citizens' platform promoting secularism, at National Press Club on Tuesday afternoon.

Anisul said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is inextricably involved with the formation of the commission and her opinion will be final here.

"It is impossible to publish the framework without consulting the matter with her. Prime Minister may ask us for correction, refinement and amplification. We would present before the public whatever she finalizes," he added.

Terming the murder of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

was a preplanned and conspiratorial crime, the law minister, at the discussion, said the killers knew it would be impossible to make Bangladesh a failed state as long as even a drop of blood from Bangabandhu family remains intact.

"Though Bangabandhu considered himself as an ordinary person, he was nowhere near ordinary from national and international perspective. He had reached the level of leading the deprived people of the whole world, subsequently increasing the number of his enemies," Anisul further said.

The law minister said after the killing of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman started with making number one Razakar Shah Azizur Rahman Prime Minister. Many members of his (Zia) cabinet were the ministers of Aiyub Khan, he added.

"From all these, it is clear that the Ziaur Rahman started his rule after the killing of Bangabandhu, by completely changing the legacy of War of Liberation. They wanted to get rid of Bangladesh by killing Bangabandhu," Anisul Huq said.

Presided and conducted by Sampriti Bangladesh convener Pijush Bandyopadhyay, the discussion was also addressed, among others, by Retired Apex Court Judge Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, former High Commissioner AKM Atikur Rahman, Political and Security Analyst Major General (retd) Mohammad Ali Shikder.

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