August 21 attack

Zia behind Aug 15 killings, Khaleda involved in Aug 21 attack: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today repeated her allegations that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was involved in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack as her husband Ziaur Rahman was behind the August 15, 1975 killings.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

“BNP brought in Dalim, Rashid to plot Aug 21 attack”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that the August 21 grenade attack was carried out under direct patronage of the then BNP-Jamaat government to kill her and wipe out the top leadership of Awami League 18 years ago.

August 23, 2020
August 23, 2020

Zia behind Aug 15 killings, Khaleda involved in Aug 21 attack: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today repeated her allegations that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was involved in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack as her husband Ziaur Rahman was behind the August 15, 1975 killings.

January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

Aug 21 grenade attack: SC upholds bail for 2 ex-IGPs

The Supreme Court upholds the High Court orders that granted bail to former inspectors general of police (IGP) Shahudul Haque and Asharaful Huda for six months in August 21 grenade attack case, clearing the way for them to walk out of jail.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Lessons of the verdict

The verdict on the August 21 grenade attack case reveals some very dark features of politics in Bangladesh. It is indeed frightening to think that politics would degenerate to such a level where the psyche of the ruling party would be pervaded by such pathological animosity towards the opposition, so as to instigate it to eliminate the entire leadership of the...