Wednesday, March 27, 2013
ONE DIE CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY
The death of a BNP supporter.occurred when activists of main opposition BNP and ruling Awami League clashed at Sarishabari Upazila in Jamalpur on Independence Day .
The violence broke out in the morning over placing wreaths at a local memorial for the independence heroes as the nation was observing the Independence Day, police said.
Meanwhile unknown miscreants set on fire at least five vehicles in capital
Dhaka on the Independence Day , a day ahead of the BNP-led
18-Party alliance-called 36-hour shutdown across the country. The vehicles set
ablze include two bus , two private car and a taxi cab
at five different locations of the metropolis. The authorities
deployed BGB[ Border Guard ] in the capital in the evening to
ensure law and order following setting fire and damaging of
Acting President Advocate Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were the first to place wreaths early in the morning at the National Martyrs Memorial at Savar, northwest of the capital to honour the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of
in 1971. Bangladesh
Opposition chief and BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia also paid her tributes by placing wreaths at the memorial along with the party leaders and activists.
Members of Muktijoddha Sangsad, foreign diplomats and members of various political parties and socio-cultural organisations then showed their respect by placing wreaths at the memorial. Thousands of people, many carrying green-and-red national flags, thronged the mausoleum as they sang the national anthem.
People outside the capital went to their local martyrs memorial to show their respects.
On the day in 1971, people of then
East Pakistan began a nine-month struggle to break
away from where Bengalis had been denied rights
and suffered huge exploitation. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman gave the call for freedom during his historic March 7 speech at the
Ramna Maidan. Pakistan
A senior leader of Awami League today accused BNP chief of sheltering Jamaat and war criminals .BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is playing a ‘vicious role’ to save the war criminals, Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said on Tuesday. “Khaleda is backing Jamaat-e-Islami in the killing of law enforcers and minorities. She is trying to foil the trial of ’71 war criminals,” Syed Ashraf said while talking to journalists after placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar.
Opposition BNP however denied such allegations. BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul said the BNP was not trying to save the war criminals. Moreover, he said, the party wants to hold trial of the crimes against humanity. “But, it is unfortunate that a lot of confusions have been created over the war crimes tribunals at home and abroad,” Fakhrul said.
Ganojagaron Mancha at Shahabagh from where youths began movement against the war criminals also celebrated Swadhinata Dibas today by hoisting national flag and holding gano sangreet. The peaceful mass movement that began on February
5 in Shahbagh in the city by youths
demanding capital punishment to all war criminals is completing 50 days
today. The organizers of the movement which had on February 21
announced a six point charter of demands that include taking legal steps
by the government for banning politics of Jamaat and Shibir by today is
likely to announce fresh program later tonight. Media report
said organizers of Shahbagh movement is focusing on building up new
networks and strengthen old ones and spread the movement upto grassroots to
realize their demand.