The families of the Bangladesh Armed Forces members, who were allegedly killed, jailed and terminated by Ziaur Rahman on October 2 in 1977, have demanded posthumous trial of the BNP founder for committing the crimes.
They made the demand at a protest rally at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital on Sunday.
They urged the government to declare the members of the armed forces innocent as Ziaur Rahman punished them illegally by hatching a heinous conspiracy.
The agitators also called upon the government to provide salaries, pension and other benefits payable to the victims, which victims’ families will get.
The families also demanded that the government trace the graves of the victims and install plaques with their names. They further urged the government to make a list of the Armed Forces members killed and victimised in other ways and declare them shaheed (martyr).
Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik, Educationist Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, former adviser to the caretaker government Dr Mohammad Tamim, valiant freedom fighter Prof Dr Khandaker Bazlul Haque, former chief of Bangladesh Army Lt Gen (retd) M Harun-Ar-Rashid, Bir Pratik, Mahbub Uddin Ahmed, Bir Bikram, Lt Col (retd) Quazi Sazzad Ali Zahir, Bir Pratik, Nahid Azhar Khan, daughter of Shaheed Colonel Nazmul Huda who was killed on November 7, 1975, Golam Kuddus, president of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote, Dr Nuzhat Chowdhury and Kamruzzaman Miah Lelin spoke at the rally among others.