The patronages of Bangabandhu killers: Infamous roles from BNP-Jamaat

The assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975, was carried out in an attempt to foil the country’s independence. The conspirators drew a blueprint to make Bangladesh a failed state since the defeat of international and local collaborators in 1971. They operated the killing mission of the founder of Bangladesh and the liberator of the...

The sinister aftermath of a most heinous killing

Shakhawat Liton: After three and a half years of the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members, the second parliament dominated by BNP--a newly formed political party led by then military ruler General Ziaur Rahman, who was the biggest beneficiary of the heinous crime, passed a strange condolence m...

Our Bangabandhu moments . . .

Syed Badrul Ahsan: There are the Bangabandhu moments that are part of Bangladesh’s history. As we recall the Father of the Nation on the anniversary of his assassination forty six years ago, we remember too some of the defining moments in his career. He was only 55 when his life was brought to a brutal end, but in that brief span of exist...

The Darkest Night of the Nation & A Long Battle for Ensuring Justice

The name of Bangladesh and Bangabandhu is inseparable. Without the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Bengali nation would not have an independent and sovereign state called Bangladesh. When the Architect of the Nation was marching towards turning the war-ravaged country into the Golden Bengal, a group of misguided army officers bru...

Zia is the real villain behind Bangabandhu assassination: HPM Sheikh Hasina

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today described Bangladesh’s first military ruler Ziaur Rahman as “real villain” of the August 15, 1975 plot while years later his wife Khaleda Zia emerged as another such figure as the August 21, 2004 grenade attack was carried out. The premier tended to compare the two incidents with the fi...

15 August Tragedy: A big blow to humanity

Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP: The month of August is the month of mourning. On 15th of this month in 1975 the greatest Bengali of all times and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was brutally killed by some disgruntle army personnel along with most of his family members on the fateful night of 15 August 1975. The self-confessed...

Bangabandhu: The luminary of our nation

Professor Dr Md Sazzad Hossain  Martin Luther King Jr. has said, “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” These words are very true because a great leader is born as a blessing for a nation from the creator. Not all the leaders are born with great quality of leadership. Only a few of the lea...

The Genesis of yet another Grim Battle

Sharif Shahab Uddin: Bangladesh has been fighting a grim battle for its survival since the history’s barbaric brutality that took place on the 15th of August, 1975 when Bangabandhu was assassinated along with most of the members of his family by the forces defeated in the War of Liberation. Once in a century a man is born with great hero...

Ziaur Rahman tried to take back Bangladesh to Pakistani era: speakers at Webinar

Speakers at the Awami League’s webinar today said Ziaur Rahman wanted to take back independent Bangladesh to Pakistani era after the heinous killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Terming the assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975 as most dreadful one in the history of Bangladesh, the speakers said Ban...

Assassination of Bangabandhu and Impunity for Killing

Dr. A J M Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan: The 15th August is here again to haunt our national conscience and remind us that the assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family members initiated a culture of impunity for killingin Bangladesh which is yet to be seized. Bangabandhu was assassinated along wi...

August 15 and the Reign of Impunity

Dr Munaz Ahmed Noor: 15th August, the saddest day in national history. The assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in which not only Bangabandhu but most members of his family and close relatives including women and children were killed, is a singularly dark episode, very distinct from the uprisings and kill...

Sheikh Mujib Murder Enquiry: Preliminary Report of the Commission of Enquiry

Sheikh Mujib Murder Enquiry: Preliminary Report of the Commission of Enquiry

In lunar light, at Bangabandhu’s grave

Syed Badrul Ahsan: I have stood in monsoon rain, under that ancient tree outside the old Ganobhaban, for a glimpse of the Liberator. In the heat of summer and in the soft breeze of winter, I have waved at him as he drove home late in the evening. He always waved back, that smile bathing his face, that good cheer that instilled confidence in mil...

Victims of 15th August 1975 massacre

Victims of 15th August 1975 massacre

Bangabandhu started rebuilding Bangladesh facing numerous challenges

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman started rebuilding the war-ravaged Bangladesh immediately after his return home from the Pakistan’s jail and successfully overcame the challenges that were deep-rooted into both economic and non-economic sectors of the newly independent country. According to some major publications an...

Zia was made president because of his role in 1975: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangabandhu’s daughter who survived the massacre of Aug 15, 1975, believes Zia was made president later because of his ‘direct involvement’ in the assassination of the nation’s founding father. “I don’t remember any month when Major Zia and his wife did not come to our house. Was...

Bangladesh mourns the Father of the Nation

Bangladesh is observing National Mourning Day commemorating the assassination of its independence architect Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Wednesday. The Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujib, then President of the new republic, was killed along with most members of the family on Aug 15, 1975 by a group of disgruntled army officers at his Dha...