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BNP unleashes falsehood over Aug 15 carnage: Quader

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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BNP unleashes falsehood over Aug 15 carnage: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday alleged that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is making falsehood and spreading misleading information over the August 15 carnage.

“It is now clear that who the perpetrators of the assassination of Father the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are? Now Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders are making their failed attempts in a new way to hide the historical truth with their comments, but there will be no benefit in doing so,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the allegation while addressing a press briefing virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

The minister came up with the remark as BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made “false and misleading” comments centring Bangabandhu’s assassination that Awami League itself was involved in the assassination of the Father of the Nation.

The AL general secretary said BNP today fabricated a queer tale and their such comments are as like as the proverb ‘A guilty mind is always suspicious’.

“Why will we go for tarnishing Zia’s image? In course of time, history itself fixes the positions of respective persons through thorough analysis. It is not possible to turn a villain into a hero of history,” he said.

The minister said when the month of August comes, BNP becomes active with “heartache over the bloody past” to carry out their evil acts to hide the historical truth. 

He said, “It is now clear to the nation who was the beneficiaries of Bangabandhu’s assassination, killer Khandaker Mushtaque made whom the army chief, what was the role of Zia, killers had reported to whom after staging the carnage and what was the comment of Zia at that time.”

Quader said the people will never accept the evil attempts to show Ziaur Rahman as innocent of August 15 carnage.

“Who had helped Bangabandhu’s killers flee abroad? Who had rehabilitated and rewarded the killers and given jobs in Bangladesh missions abroad?” he questioned BNP leaders.

Pointing to Mirza Fakhrul, he asked who had incorporated the Indemnity Act in the constitution of independent Bangladesh through the 5th amendment to the constitution to give immunity from legal action against those involved in the assassination of Bangabandhu.

“If Zia was so innocent, why had he stopped the trial?” he said.