How Khondaker Moshtaq, Ziaur Rahman and BNP embraced killers of country’s founding father Bangabandhu

At the heart of Bangladesh's long culture of impunity lies an infamous decree, introduced by turncoat Khondaker Mostaque Ahmed and later institutionalised by successive military governments which helped safeguard the killers of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members, researchers say.  Within a span of forty days into that gru...

Bangabandhu: A world statesman

Uday Sankar Das: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh, was on the global political and diplomatic stage for less than four years after leading his country to independence but in that short period between mid-January, 1972 and mid-August, 1975, his great statesmanship, insight and valour enabled Bangladesh to be f...

Bangladesh saw gross human rights violation during post '75 military regimes: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh had witnessed a gross violation of human rights during the long military regimes after the 1975 carnage. "We're even barred from seeking justice," she said while UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet paid a courtesy call on her at her official Ganabhaban residence here. PM's ...

Evil forces defeated in Liberation War didn’t stop conspiring: Sajeeb Wazed

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's grandson Sajeeb Wazed Joy today (August 15, 2022) said, "Conspiracies of the evil forces defeated in the Liberation War did not stop. To avenge the defeat, they have hatched one plot after another." "On August 15, 1975, some misguided members of the army were used by the conspirators to make one of the most h...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mausoleum here on his 47th martyrdom anniversary and the National Mourning Day. After placing the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory o...

BNP looted from power sector while Awami League maximized the production capacity: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today criticised BNP leaders for the hurricane lamp movement against the government's initiative to save power and energy to protect Bangladesh from any future danger due to skyrocketing prices of energy globally for the Russia-Ukraine war. "BNP leaders are carrying out a movement with hurricane (lamp). They will ha...

Tarique left country giving a bond that he would not do politics anymore: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today questioned how Tarique Rahman can lead BNP when "he can't dare to return home". Tarique went abroad during the caretaker government's tenure, giving a bond that he would "not do politics anymore", the prime minister said while addressing a discussion – marking the 73rd founding anniversary of Bangladesh ...

The patronages of Bangabandhu killers: Infamous roles from BNP-Jamaat

The assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975, was carried out in an attempt to foil the country’s independence. The conspirators drew a blueprint to make Bangladesh a failed state since the defeat of international and local collaborators in 1971. They operated the killing mission of the founder of Bangladesh and the liberator of the...

The sinister aftermath of a most heinous killing

Shakhawat Liton: After three and a half years of the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members, the second parliament dominated by BNP--a newly formed political party led by then military ruler General Ziaur Rahman, who was the biggest beneficiary of the heinous crime, passed a strange condolence m...

Our Bangabandhu moments . . .

Syed Badrul Ahsan: There are the Bangabandhu moments that are part of Bangladesh’s history. As we recall the Father of the Nation on the anniversary of his assassination forty six years ago, we remember too some of the defining moments in his career. He was only 55 when his life was brought to a brutal end, but in that brief span of exist...

The Darkest Night of the Nation & A Long Battle for Ensuring Justice

The name of Bangladesh and Bangabandhu is inseparable. Without the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Bengali nation would not have an independent and sovereign state called Bangladesh. When the Architect of the Nation was marching towards turning the war-ravaged country into the Golden Bengal, a group of misguided army officers bru...

Zia is the real villain behind Bangabandhu assassination: HPM Sheikh Hasina

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today described Bangladesh’s first military ruler Ziaur Rahman as “real villain” of the August 15, 1975 plot while years later his wife Khaleda Zia emerged as another such figure as the August 21, 2004 grenade attack was carried out. The premier tended to compare the two incidents with the fi...

15 August Tragedy: A big blow to humanity

Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP: The month of August is the month of mourning. On 15th of this month in 1975 the greatest Bengali of all times and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was brutally killed by some disgruntle army personnel along with most of his family members on the fateful night of 15 August 1975. The self-confessed...

Bangabandhu: The luminary of our nation

Professor Dr Md Sazzad Hossain  Martin Luther King Jr. has said, “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” These words are very true because a great leader is born as a blessing for a nation from the creator. Not all the leaders are born with great quality of leadership. Only a few of the lea...

The Genesis of yet another Grim Battle

Sharif Shahab Uddin: Bangladesh has been fighting a grim battle for its survival since the history’s barbaric brutality that took place on the 15th of August, 1975 when Bangabandhu was assassinated along with most of the members of his family by the forces defeated in the War of Liberation. Once in a century a man is born with great hero...

Ziaur Rahman tried to take back Bangladesh to Pakistani era: speakers at Webinar

Speakers at the Awami League’s webinar today said Ziaur Rahman wanted to take back independent Bangladesh to Pakistani era after the heinous killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Terming the assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975 as most dreadful one in the history of Bangladesh, the speakers said Ban...

Assassination of Bangabandhu and Impunity for Killing

Dr. A J M Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan: The 15th August is here again to haunt our national conscience and remind us that the assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family members initiated a culture of impunity for killingin Bangladesh which is yet to be seized. Bangabandhu was assassinated along wi...

August 15 and the Reign of Impunity

Dr Munaz Ahmed Noor: 15th August, the saddest day in national history. The assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in which not only Bangabandhu but most members of his family and close relatives including women and children were killed, is a singularly dark episode, very distinct from the uprisings and kill...

Sheikh Mujib Murder Enquiry: Preliminary Report of the Commission of Enquiry

Sheikh Mujib Murder Enquiry: Preliminary Report of the Commission of Enquiry

In lunar light, at Bangabandhu’s grave

Syed Badrul Ahsan: I have stood in monsoon rain, under that ancient tree outside the old Ganobhaban, for a glimpse of the Liberator. In the heat of summer and in the soft breeze of winter, I have waved at him as he drove home late in the evening. He always waved back, that smile bathing his face, that good cheer that instilled confidence in mil...