Month of mourning begins

Remain alert against the communal forces

Published : 31 Jul 2022 08:45 PM

August, the month of mourning, begins today (Monday). Bangabandhu and most of his family members were brutally killed by some disgruntled army men on the fateful night of August 15, 1975. The month of August is also black marked with another conspiracy of assassination. We cannot ever forget the heinous attempt of killing Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina through grenade attacks. The vested quarter, who assassinated Bangabandhu in 1975, also tried to destroy Awami League (AL) by killing its president Sheikh Hasina with grenades on an anti-terrorism rally at Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21 in 2004.

When a favourable situation was being created in the war-torn Bangladesh after independence, the assassination of August 15 was perpetrated. The killers not only assassinated Bangabandhu and his family members but also killed the spirit of the Great Liberation War of the Bangali nation, progress, prosperity and the bright future.

We have been noticing since long that the anti-liberation and communal forces along with Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami get active across the country in every August. This year the BNP’s slogan – ‘let the weapons of the 15 August roar once again’ – has made people feel angry, upset and afraid ahead of the country’s general elections.

We have to remain alert against the 

communal forces so that they  

cannot create any unwanted 

situation in the country

It is clear to all now that Ziaur Rahman was the mastermind behind the assassination of Bangabandhu and most of his family members in 1975 as the BNP admits it by chanting the slogan.  BNP fugitive acting chairman Tarique Rahman, elder son of Ziaur Rahman and Khaleda Zia was the mastermind behind the August 21 grenade attack.

We people imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War have to remain alert against the communal forces so that they  cannot create any unwanted situation in the country. Being benefitted politically, the anti-liberation forces are always hatching conspiracies capitalising on any issue both at home and abroad. The pro-liberation forces must devote themselves for the betterment of the country and thwart anti-state conspiracies untidily.

Despite the August 15 tragedy and attempt of killing Sheikh Hasina, the ruling Awami League wants to keep ties with different political parties in the greater interest of democracy and good governance. Therefore, after a long struggle, the rule of law was established in the country under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

There should be no compromise with the descendants of the anti- liberation forces as they are out to hatch a conspiracy to grab the state power through clandestine alleyways instead of standing beside the people during this global crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war. The ruling Awami League alongside pro-liberation forces must strive to resist all ill-efforts and conspiracies.