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Imprisonment Day of Sheikh Hasina today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Imprisonment Day of Sheikh Hasina today

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The imprisonment day of Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be observed in the country today in a befitting manner.

Sheikh Hasina was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi in the city on July 16, 2007, during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power in the political changeover of 1/11 in 2007.

The Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies observe the day as the "Imprisonment Day of Sheikh Hasina".

They have taken various programmes, including discussions, milad and doa mahfils, for marking the day maintaining the health guidelines and social distancing.

AL north and south chapter of Dhaka have taken separate programmes to mark the day. AL north chapter will organise a discussion meeting at 11:00am at its central office on Bangabandhu Avenue on the day.

The Swechchasebak League will organise a milad and doa mahfil at Kalabagan playground at 12:00pm on the occasion. While, Jubo League, Chhatra League, Krishak League, Jubo Mahila League and others associate bodies have chalked elaborate programmes to mark the day.

AL President Sheikh Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set up on the premises of the Jatiya Sangsad (parliament) Building on June 11, 2008, after remaining captive there for nearly 11 months.

As she fell sick during her captivity, demands were raised then from different quarters, including the Awami League and its associate bodies, to send her abroad for better medical treatment after releasing her from the jail.

Conceding to the people's spontaneous and repeated demands and pressure from different quarters, the caretaker government was compelled to release Sheikh Hasina from the jail.

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader urged all to pray for the good health and long life of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

At the same time, the AL spokesperson requested all to keep cooperating with the government led by Sheikh Hasina to overcome the crisis.