‘Zia betrayed martyrs’
14 December 2015, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday alleged that BNP’s founder Ziaur Rahman betrayed with three million martyrs, who sacrificed their lives in the country’s liberation war, by canceling the War Crimes Tribunal act.
She came up with the observations at a program, organized at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) in city this afternoon to commemorate the martyred intellectuals.
She further said they (the then occupying Pakistan Army) could not make this country a failed state by killing the intellectuals just two days before the victory.
“Father of the nation was killed on August 15 of 1975, when the country was trying to gain economic self-sufficiency under his leadership. The politics of coup, countercoup and murder began in the country after the massacre.”
“Traitor Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad ascended to power after the murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman but could not retain power as Mir Zafar (who betrayed Nabab Siraj Ud Daulah to the British in the battle of Plassey) could not.
“Then Ziaur Rahman assumed the power through coup and countercoup. After seizing the power, Zia annulled the war crimes tribunal act (Collaborators Act of 1972 that was enacted for the trial of war criminals),” she added.