The leaders of Bangladesh Awami League and its associate bodies on Tuesday greeted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of her release from jail.
They greeted the prime minister by presenting her with bouquets at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital.Senior AL leaders, including Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Mosharraf Hossain, Matia Chowdhury, Obaidul Quader, Sahara Khatun and Abdul Matin Khashru were among them.
Among others, Dipu Moni, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Hasan Mahmud, BM Mozammel Haque, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, SM Rezaul Karim, Abdus Sobhan Golap, Habibur Rahman Siraj, Mirza Azam, Quamrul Islam, Aminul Islam Amin, Biplab Barua and Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokan were present.
Later, leaders of Dhaka North City AL, Dhaka South City AL, Jubo League, Chhatra League, Sechchasebak League, Jatiya Sramik League, Krishak League, Mohila Awami League, Jubo Mohila League and Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad greeted the premier separately.
Besides, officials of the prime minister’s office also greeted the premier.
Marking the day, the AL and its associated bodies chalked out elaborate programmes.
On this day, in 2008, Sheikh Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set up on the premises of the Jatiya Sangsad after remaining captive there for nearly 11 months.The Awami League president was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi on July 16, 2007 during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power in the political changeover of 1/11 in 2007.
As Sheikh Hasina fell sick during her captivity, demands were raised then from different quarters including the AL and its associate bodies to send her abroad for better medical treatment after releasing her from jail.
Repeated demands and pressure from different quarters, the caretaker government was compelled to release Sheikh Hasina from jail.