State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Thursday said human rights will be upheld if the masterminds of the Bangabandhu killing could be brought under trial.
The minister made this remark while inaugurating a voluntary blood-donation programme at Sadarghat Terminal Bhaban.Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) arranged the programme to mark the 44th martyrdom anniversary of the Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“The killers of Bangabandhu will be uprooted through legal process,” said the minister.
Shipping Secretary Md. Abdus Salam addressed the meeting as a special guest while BIWTA Chairman Commodore M Mahbub Ul Islam was in the chair.
A total of 150 officers and employees participated in the voluntary blood donation programme.
Khalid Mahmud said human rights activists are always found talking about human rights but they scarcely talk about the killings of Bangabandhu, Sheikh Russel, Sukanta Babu and Arju Moni.
The killers wanted to kill Bangladesh through the killing of Bangabandhu and his family members on August 15, 1975, the state minister said.He said they (killers) promulgated Indemnity Ordinance to bar the trial of the Bangabandhu assassination.
Khalid said Ziaur Rahman had rehabilitated Bangabandhu killers politically and socially during his rule.