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Jail Killing Day observed

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Chattogram Bureau :
Jail Killing Day was observed in the city and elsewhere in the district paying glowing tributes to four national leaders who were assassinated inside the Dhaka central jail on this Day.
Awami League (AL), its front organizations, different socio-cultural, professional bodies and educational institutions observed the day through elaborate programs.
The day's program began with the hoisting of national, party and black flags half-mast atop AL offices.
Placing wreaths at the portraits of the four national leaders, wearing black badges, arranging Milad Mahfil, Khatme Quran, special prayers at mosques, temples, churches and other places of worships and discussions were the main features of the day.
Speakers at a discussions meeting here today said the killing of the four national leaders in jail was the most shameful in the world history.
Terming it as a planned and deep-rooted conspiracy after the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu and his family members on August 15, 1975 the speakers said the killers wanted to erase the ideology and spirit of the country's liberation struggle.
Chattogram city AL arranged the memorial meeting on Chattogram central Shaheed Miner premises.
City AL acting President Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury presided over the meeting while AL leader, City AL general secretary and city Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, AL leaders, Noyom Uddin Chowdhury, Khurshed Alam Sujan, Ibrahim Hossain Chodhury Babul, Advocate Iftakher Saimul Chowdhury, and Badiul Alam, among others, took part in the discussion.
Apart from Chattogram city, north and south district units of AL and its various front organizations, Bangladesh Chhatra League Chattogram University, City College unit, government Commerce College unit, Islamia College unit and MES College unit brought out separate processions on their respective campuses demanding proper punishment to the killers of the four national leaders.
A Doa Mahfil and discussion meeting was held at Islamic Foundation divisional office at Andarkilla yesterday.
Chattogram north and south district AL also organized separate discussion meetings at its office at Andarkilla and doost building in the city respectively.
The discussion meeting of the south district of AL was presided over by its president Muslem Uddin Ahmed, and was addressed among others, by general secretary Mofizur Rahman, AL leaders- Motahar Islam Chowdhury and Mujibur Rahman, CIP.
Chattogram north district AL observed the day through daylong programs including discussion at its doost building office.

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