August 21 grenade attack case verdict | The Daily Star
  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader talks about BDR Pilkhana mutiny 2009

    Court has proved BNP is a terrorist party: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said it has now been proved in the country's court that BNP is a terrorist party.

  • 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...

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Tarique mastermind of August 21 grenade attack: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader describes BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman as a mastermind of the much-talked-about August 21 grenade attack.

  • Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says No arrest without warrant

    All measures taken ahead of Aug 21 verdict: Home minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan assures the countrymen that no anarchy will take place over the verdict in the cases regarding the August 21, 2004 heinous grenade attack.

  • Sheikh Hasina: Unhurt, yet not unaffected

    The grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004 was launched targeting AL President Sheikh Hasina in an attempt to assassinate her, and left 24 dead and scores injured.

  • Aug 21 Grenade Attack Cases: Trial completes after 14 years

    Trial of the August 21 grenade attack cases have been completed and its verdicts are set to be delivered on October 10.

  • A trip down grenade-hit lane

    Anisur Rahman, deputy chief photographer of The Daily Star, was right behind Ivy Rahman when grenades were hurled on the truck-turned-dais at the Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. Having narrowly escaped the bloodbath, the lens man revisits the fateful afternoon.

  • 21 August Attack: Justice in sight after 14 years

    With over 300 splinters inside his body, all Suranjit Sengupta wanted until his death was justice for the August 21 grenade attack. "I want justice," said the Awami League leader in tears while testifying before a court in 2015, eleven years after the attack on an AL rally that left 24 people killed and over 300 wounded.