Victims Recall Horrors of Petrol Bomb Attacks

“I could not see my son when he breathed his last, I could not even see his body,” said one victim Renu Begum at an Awami League event in Dhaka Victims of the petrol bomb attacks which were carried out during the anti-government movements in 2013-15 shared their experience of terror, agony and loss with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 6 Novem...

BNP's democracy means carrying out torture and oppression on opposition: Sajeeb Wazed

BNP's democracy meant carrying out torture and oppression on opposition party as BNP-Jamaat government used to foil Awami League rally through charging batons and firing tear-gas, Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy said. He came up with the comment in a facebook post from his verified account this evening. A photograph of a n...

2001: Chhatra Dal-Shibir started looting, terrorizing and torturing universities after coming to power

Soon after the victory of the BNP-Jamaat alliance in the 8th National Parliamentary Elections on October 1, 2001, Chhatra Dal and Shibir terrorists started brutal atrocities across the country. They even looted the sweetmeats to celebrate their victory in the shops and ransacked those. Even from the night of the elections, they started persecuti...

Khaleda Zia's tenure in 2001: Professionals lost jobs for not supporting BNP politics

The BNP-Jamaat alliance ran havoc across the country soon after winning the 8th National Parliamentary elections on October 1, 2001. The killing, looting and rape by the terrorists of Shibir, Chhatra Dal, and Juba Dal devastated the lives of the country’s people. Even ordinary government employees faced the wrath. Particularly the freedom ...

Tarique Rahman had a meeting at Hawa Bhaban and ordered to kill Sheikh Hasina : Sajeeb Wazed Joy

Prime Minister's son and ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said BNP leader Tarique Rahman had a meeting with the planners and enforcers at Hawa Bhaban prior to the August 21 grenade attack in 2004. He said this in a post on his verified Facebook account with a 2-minute visual statement yesterday (August 23, 2022). On August 14, 2004, Tarique ha...

It was Hawa Bhaban plot

It was a long, dark plot. A chilling conspiracy was getting final touches in an eerie August of 2004, a month that brings to mind the memories of a past bloodbath. The plot for a high-profile assassination was awaiting approval, again. On August 14: At Hawa Bhaban -- the alternative powerhouse of the BNP-led coalition government. At least nine ...

Behind the BNP's poll reluctance

Sukharanjan Dasgupta: Why is Bangladesh's leading opposition party, the BNP, reluctant to fight the parliament elections? Why is it that the BNP leaders are threatening to launch an agitation to oust the Hasina government? At the root of this is a serious leadership crisis facing the BNP. Their chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia...

Why BNP Fears to Participate in Election?

The main goal of any political party in a democratic country is to serve the nation by reflecting the hopes and aspirations of the people. And the election is the only way to do it. Therefore, the key objective of the political party is to lead the country with support from the majority of the people to gain policy-making power. We have recently...

The Cycle of Conspiracy

Syed Badrul Ahsan: What occurred on Aug 21, 2004 was part of a pattern set in motion years back in Bangladesh’s history. The sinister objective was the elimination of the leadership of the Awami League and, by extension, the mutilation of national history. Observe the cycle of conspiracy. In the late 1960s, the Ayub Khan regime in Pakis...

Why Sheikh Hasina was attacked on 21st August: A Pakistani militant's 'Bangladesh Mission'

One of the biggest militant attacks in Bangladesh’s history was the grenade attack on Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s rally at Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. The then opposition leader and now prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, had become the target of a terrorist attack on an anti-terrorism rally. Twenty-four people were...

Darkest Chapter of Bangladesh Politics

Hiren Pandit: Prime Minister (the then Leader of the Opposition) Sheikh Hasina and leaders of the Awami League miraculously survived a horrific grenade attack at an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004. However, 24 Awami League leaders and activists including Ivy Rahman were killed. Hundreds were injured. Many have been crippled forever. Some ...

Atrocities of grenade attack must be condemned

Pranab Kumar Panday: August is considered the darkest chapter in the history of Bangladesh as it was the month in which the two worst incidents took place. On August 15, 1975, traitors assassinated Bangabandhu with most of his family members in a domestic and international conspiracy. The main objective of the assassins on that day was to erase...

August 21: A tragedy within a tragedy

Dr. Rashid Askari: The terrible killing of Bangabandhu along with his family members (except for two daughters) and his nearest relatives on the fateful August 15 night in 1975 is one of the biggest tragedies in human history. We call this pre-dawn killing 'August tragedy'. But the tragedy did not end there. It was again in another August (2004...

21 August Grenade Attack: Web of Conspiracy

21 August Grenade Attack: Web of Conspiracy

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 ...

Stay alert against looters and arsonists: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the nation to stay alert so the “looters and arsonists” could not grab the state power again as she addressed Awami League’s National Committee ahead of the party’s national council later this month. “This is my call to the nation,” she said as members of ...