Society yet to get rid of killing culture started with Bangabandhu murder: PM
13 August 2015, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the society is yet to get rid of the trend of killing children, women and pregnant women which started with the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.
“The trend of killing children, women and pregnant women began at that time (August 15, 1975) …now our society is yet to get free from that,” she said apparently referring to the recent various incidents of child and women repression and killing.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing a function marking the inauguration of the Hajj Programme 2015 held at the Hajj Camp in the city’s Ashkona area.
In this connection, the Prime Minister reminded the audience that the BNP-Jamaat clique had committed heinous acts of burning alive innocent people to death in the name of movement a few months back.
She said there could be no other heinous act than burning people to death being a Muslim.
Recalling with great respect the martyrs of the August 15 killings, including Father of the Nation and his family members, Hasina alleged that Ziaur Rahman then had promulgated the indemnity ordinance to save the killers of Bangabandhu and his family members and even rewarded them through giving them postings at various missions and Bangladesh embassies abroad.
But, she expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah for whose grace she could assumed office and hold the trial of Bangabandhu’s killers and execute their punishment.
Held with Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matiur Rahman in the chair, the function was also addressed by Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Religious Affairs Ministry Bazlul Haque Harun, local MP Advocate Sahara Khatun, Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Secretary Khurshid Alam Chowdhury and Saudi Embassy Charge de Affaires Al Hasan Al Hajmi.Religious Affairs Ministry Secretary Dr Chowdhury Md Babul Hasan delivered the address of welcome.
Later, the Prime Minister exchanged pleasantries with Hajj pilgrims and wished their good health and welfare so that they could perform their Hajj properly in Saudi Arabia and return home safely. A munajat was also offered on the occasion.