Lesson from August grenade attack

Sharif Shahab Uddin: There have been quite a number of reasons to believe that military dictator Ziaur Rahman was engaged in the conspiracy of assassinating Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman while his son Tarique Zia was the main architect of 21 August grenade attack to kill Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu and th...

We weren't even allowed to talk about the grenade attack: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami coalition government's efforts to stifle any attempt by the Awami League to speak out against the grenade attack in 2004 points to their 'direct involvement' in the plot. Hasina made the remarks at a discussion organised by the Awami League, commemorating the 16th anniversary of the ...

21 August Grenade Attack: Web of Conspiracy

21 August Grenade Attack: Web of Conspiracy

21st August 2004: The Day When Humanity Stood Ashamed

21st of August, another dark August day of Bangladesh's politics. On this day, in 2004, grenades and bullets were deployed in a crowded area of Dhaka city for assassinating the entire top leadership of Bangladesh Awami League; the day when the Central Office of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue became a scene of carnage and mayhem. During the ...

Khaleda Zia had a condolence message ready: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina has said her arch political rival Khaleda Zia had a condolence message ready being certain she would die in the Aug 21, 2004 attack, which could not be carried out without the support of the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami government. Hasina, the then opposition leader and now the prime minister, recounted the grisly attack on its 15th annive...

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