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Ziaur Rahman

BNP asks Ershad to apologise

BNP asks Ershad to apologise

BNP today called upon Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad to apologise for his statement that late president Ziaur Rahman grabbed power through a bloody revolution on November 7, 1975. Refuting the allegation, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Zia, who founded the BNP, did not grab the state power. “Rather the soldiers and mass people brought Ziaur Rahman to power through the revolution,” Fakhrul said while speaking at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club. Sommilito Nagorik Committee organised the discussion demanding release of Dhaka city BNP leader...

'Mystery' Of Zia Killing

Khaleda, Tarique need to be remanded

The Gono Bhaban yesterday denied The Daily Star reporter access to cover the prime minister's press conference without giving any reason. The Daily Star, however, carries the report based on information obtained from secondary sources.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman should be remanded to unearth the mystery behind the assassination of former president Ziaur Rahman. "They termed Ershad the killer of Ziaur Rahman but didn't sue him. Even they didn't feel ashamed of...

Fakhrul hits back at PM

Responding to the prime minister's remark on Zia's involvement in Bangabandhu killing case, the BNP yesterday said questions arose as to whether there had been any link between the dates of Hasina's return and Zia's assassination.   “After '75, Sheikh Hasina returned home on 17 May (1981), and Ziaur Rahman was killed on May 30. There are questions in people's mind whether there was any link between these two incidents," BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said. If the BNP returns...

BNP: Any link between May 17 and May 30?

BNP: Any link between May 17 and May 30?

Retorting to the prime minister’s statement that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman would have been made accused for Bangabandhu killing had he not died, BNP today said there are questions whether there was any link between the dates of Hasina’s return and Zia’s killing. “After ’75, Sheikh Hasina returned to the country on May 17...

BNP observes Zia’s 33rd death anniversary

BNP observes Zia’s 33rd death anniversary

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia placed wreaths at the grave of the party founder late president Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital this morning marking the 33rd death anniversary of Zia.   She also offered Fateha at the grave seeking eternal peace of her last husband on this occasion. The BNP chief also inaugurated...

Govt should quit over Narayanganj killings: BNP

Govt should quit over Narayanganj killings: BNP

  The government should resign taking the responsibility of the recent abductions and killings of seven people in Narayanganj, a senior leader of BNP said today. "It is clear that a minister and his family members are behind the abductions and killings. So the government should first investigate involvement of the ministry’s family in the...

Dismissal proved Rab men’s involvement: Fakhrul

Dismissal proved Rab men’s involvement: Fakhrul

BNP today said the government decision to dismiss three Rab officers from their services has proved that the elite force and administration were involved in the abduction and killing of seven people including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam. "Apart from the Rab members, we have come to know that a minister’s son was also...

GROUND REALITIES

A brief history of distortions

THE mother and son team dominating the Bangladesh Nationalist Party has been stirring up fresh controversy over matters settled in history. They have suddenly stumbled on the truth that Ziaur Rahman was Bangladesh's first president, that indeed he was the man who first proclaimed the independence of this country. We are not surprised, for distortions and lies have with a fair degree of regularity drilled holes in the history of the subcontinent. In modern times, the very first attempt to...

False conclusions based on false premises

I am going out on a limb to make the following outrageous suggestions.  The Liberation War of 1971 was launched by Lt. General Tikka Khan, the military governor of then East Pakistan, and the first president of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) was President Gen. Yahya Khan. Now before you get your blood to a boiling point and call for my head, let me explain the logic that can be argued by a perverted mind following the statements made by...

'FIRST PRESIDENT' CLAIM

Case against Khaleda dismissed hrs into filing

Case against Khaleda dismissed hrs into filing

A Dhaka court today dismissed a case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her claim that Ziaur Rahman was the first president of the country. Metropolitan Magistrate Shamsul Arefin passed the order this afternoon saying no element was found to take the case into cognizance. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami...

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