4 national leaders including Bangabandhu were killed as part of a long-standing conspiracy
Dhaka, November 3, 2023 (BSS): Eminent academics and citizens said in a discussion today that the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders in 1975 was the implementation of a long-term conspiracy. Because the killers started this plot in 1971 during the country’s liberation war.
Mentioning that this killing was not planned overnight, they also said that those who did not believe in the independence of the country and wanted to make Bangladesh confederate with West Pakistan killed Bangabandhu and the four national leaders.
Bangabandhu Parishad organized this discussion meeting at the National Press Club of the capital on the occasion of Jail Murder Day.
President of Bangabandhu Parishad Professor Dr. Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. M Habibur Rahman, former Inspector General of Prisons Liaquat Ali Khan, documentary filmmaker Fuad Chowdhury, Afroza Jamil Kanka, daughter of Bangabandhu’s military secretary Colonel Jamil, prominent chartered accountant Shahadat Hossain and Bangabandhu Parishad member Parvez Zaman.
General Secretary of Bangabandhu Parishad Professor ABM Farooq moderated the discussion.
Prof. Arefin Siddique said in the president’s speech that the plan to kill Bangabandhu and the four national leaders was not taken overnight. This conspiracy started during the liberation war.
He said that after the war of liberation, Abdus Samad Azad was sent to the United Nations instead of Khandaker Moshtaq as the leader of the observer delegation of the Mujibnagar government. Because Tajuddin Ahmad as Prime Minister of Mujibnagar Government was informed by Indian intelligence that Khandaker Mushtaq would propose a ceasefire by confederating with Pakistan if he went to the United Nations.
Professor Arefin said, if Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Khandaker Mushtaq had formed the Pakistan Confederation together, then the independence struggle of Bangladesh would have collapsed.
He said Bangabandhu declared independence and Tajuddin Ahmad’s job was to achieve victory through war.
He also said, “Because there was no option for war then. That’s why Khandaker Mushtaq was not sent as a member of the delegation to the United Nations.”
Professor Arefin said that a few people had killed Bangabandhu and jailed him, but they would not have happened if the cantonment had resisted.
Habibur Rahman, vice-chancellor of Duet, said that after the assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975, the trend of healthy politics stopped in the country.
He said, those who do not believe in the country’s independence and Bangabandhu’s ideals have killed four leaders including Bangabandhu. Their aim was to return the country to Pakistani style.