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Jail killing day observed in Khulna

Jail killing day observed in Khulna

KHULNA, Nov 8: The mournful Jail Killing Day was observed here recently with rich tributes paid to the four national leaders assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail in 1975. Khulna City and District units of Awami League (AL) and its front organizations, different socio-cultural and professional bodies observed the day through elaborate programmes. Local Awami League began the day's programme with hoisting of national, party and black flags atop of its offices, reports BSS. The daylong programmes include placing wreaths at the portraits of four national leaders, wearing black badges, arranging milad mahfil, khatme Quran, special prayers at mosques, temples, Churches and Pagodas and discussions. Marking the day, AL city and district units organized a discussion meeting at the party office. At the function, the speakers said Jail Killing is one of the shameful events in national history. They said the killers wanted to make the country leader-less by killing Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders. President of city unit Awami League and Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque chaired the meeting while President of district unit Awami League and Chairman of Khulna Zila Parishad Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid, General Secretary of city unit AL Mizanur Rahman Mizan, Acting General Secretary of district unit AL Adv. Sujit Kumar Adhikary and other front-ranking AL leaders spoke, among others. Awami League associate bodies' local units including Jubo League, Chhatra League also carried out different programmes to mark the day. The party also arranged Quran Khwani, Doa Mahfil and distributed food among destitute in all wards of the city. Khulna University (KU), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) and various other educational and financial institutions also observing the day through separate programmes. Various government, semi-government and autonomous organizations also paid rich tributes to four national leaders by placing wreaths at their portrait.

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