Several hundred leaders and activists of Awami League and its associate bodies bring out a procession in Dhaka demanding capital punishment to BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman in connection with August 21 grenade attack case.
BNP alleges that 'state-sponsored' verdicts were given in the August 21 grenade attack cases, aiming to destroy BNP in a planned way.
The BNP yesterday rejected the verdicts in the August 21 grenade attack cases alleging that those were delivered at the “behest of the government with a political motive”.
It was a well-orchestrated plan, executed through abuse of state power, a special court has ruled, delivering verdicts in the two cases filed over the grenade attack on an Awami League rally 14 years ago.
Joj Mia, the man who falsely-implicated in the August 21 grenade attack incident, says he is not fully satisfied over the verdict as the mastermind of the attack BNP’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman was not awarded death penalty.
Whichever party may be in the state power in a democratic country must strive to consolidate democracy by adopting a liberal policy towards the political opposition, observes a special tribunal.
August 21, 2004 was a ghastly chapter in the political history of Bangladesh.