Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had thought they would be able to destroy Bangladesh and foil its freedom only through his killing.
“They further thought if Bangabandhu’s independent Bangladesh can regain its strength to stand on its own feet, it would only be possible by a member of his family. That is why they killed 17 members of his family. The history has proved the fact that it took his able daughter Sheikh Hasina to take the helm in her hands to do many things including making the developments. So, the design of the killers was not unfounded,” he said.
The minister came up with the observations while addressing a discussion organised by his ministry marking 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day in the capital.
Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division’s Senior Secretary Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Inspector General of Directorate of Registration Khan Md Abdul Mannan and Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwar were present on the occasion, among others.
Recalling the political struggle of the Father of the Nation, the law minister said he had chosen the path of systematic struggle and the path of self-suffering.
“He (Bangabandhu) never tried to do anything for himself. Whatever he did, did for the people of Bangladesh and that is his greatness,” Anisul said.