The office of the Mayor of Baltimore City, Maryland, USA has removed the name of former military ruler President Ziaur Rahman, said the US chapter of Awami League.
At a press conference, the AL leaders said the Mayor office made it clear that they would not honor a military dictator by naming a road after him.
On Thursday, a hearing was held at the Maryland State’s Baltimore city’s Mayor’s office.
The argument was that Gen Zia was a military dictator who came to power through a bloody Coup d'état and he should not be recognized by the great country of America.
After the hearing, his name was removed which was shared by the AL leaders at a press conference.
The AL leaders said Zia's name was removed as he was the first military ruler of Bangladesh underlining democracy while the US is a democratic country.
Dr Prodeep Ranjan Kar and Engineer Mohamnad Ali Siddiqui, among others, briefed the media there who also had joined the hearing.