Jail Killing Day

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Jail Killing Day

Jail Killing Day is celebrated on 3rd November every year by the Awami League along with several political parties in Bangladesh. Four national leaders of Awami League

  • Former Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam,
  • Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed,
  • Captain Mansur Ali and
  • To former Home Minister Abul Hasnat Mohammad Kamaruzzaman
    This day is commemorated on this day in 1985 to commemorate the massacre.

On the other hand, on this day, November 3, 1975, Major General Khaled Musharraf staged a bloodless military coup to oust Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assassins from power.
The rebels faced a counter-coup led by Brigadier Khaled Musharraf. But before Bangabandhu’s assassins were deported from the country, they decided to kill four national leaders imprisoned in Dhaka Central Jail. Some army officers shot and killed the four leaders inside the Dhaka Central Jail.

Introduction of four leaders:

  1. Syed Nazrul Islam was the first government of Bangladesh i.e. Vice President and Acting President of Mujibnagar Government. He was also the former vice chairman of Bakshal.
  2. Tajuddin Ahmed was the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Moreover, Tajuddin Ahmed was also a lawyer, a politician. He was also a former finance minister and member of parliament.
  3. Abul Hasnat Mohammad Kamaruzzaman was a Member of Parliament. He was elected president of the Awami League in 1984. He was the Minister in charge of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Agriculture and Relief and Rehabilitation of the Provisional Government formed during the War of Independence of Bangladesh in 1971.
  4. Muhammad Mansur Ali was the Finance Minister of Mujibnagar Government. He was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh after the establishment of Bakshal by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Trial of Jail killing:
About 29 years later, the trial for the murder began. On October 20, 2004, three fugitive ex-army officers were sentenced to death and 12 to life imprisonment. On the other hand, four people including four senior BNP leaders were acquitted.
On August 26, 2006, the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh acquitted six military officers accused in a prison murder case. Among the acquitted were Syed Faruk Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Bazlul Huda and AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, who were hanged for their involvement in the 2010 assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The prosecution appealed to the Supreme Court seeking the maximum punishment for the acquitted.
Let there be no incident like this day in the scandalous Ajax of history or incidents like murder in any other country.