August 21 carnage | The Daily Star
  • Couldn’t have been possible without govt patronage

    Alleging that the then BNP-Jamaat government was involved in the August 21 grenade attack, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it is not possible to carry out such an attack without the patronage of a government.

  • Ride to death, return to life

    The clock struck 3 in the afternoon of August 21, 2004. At Sudha Sadan, the residence of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, preparations were underway to head for Bangabandhu Avenue where the party was holding an anti-militancy rally.

  • Day of the grenades

    AUGUST 21, 2004 will go down as one of the blackest days in our political history.

  • No doubt about Khaleda's link with grenade attack: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says there is no doubt about the involvement of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son in the August-21 grenade attack that left 21 killed and several hundred injured.

  • BNP had no hand behind Aug 21 grenade attack: Nazrul

    BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan claims that their party has no involvement in August 21 grenade attack.

  • The blood-stained August 21

    In Bangladesh, we need to seriously acknowledge the significance of authoritative approval or condoning of violence because such action is construed as social approval.

  • The day of infamy

    Eleven years ago on August 21, 2004 the nation was rattled, shocked and surprised by an unprecedented grenade attack on a peace rally organised by Bangladesh Awami League in front of their party office at Bangabandhu Avenue.

  • The curious case of Joj Mia (video)

    Petty criminal Joj Mia, was falsely implicated in the August 21 grenade attack cases. Officials of the Criminal Investigation Department arrested Joj Mia from his home on June 10, 2005. He was later found innocent and released from jail after around three years.