Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam has urged everyone to remain ‘vigilant’ to prevent the occurrence of any incident like the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975.
“We had joined the Liberation War knowing death was certain. But the man who led us into the war and made us win was murdered along with his family a few years after liberation,” he said at a meeting in Dhaka on Tuesday.
“All of us to must stay alert so that no such incident may take place in our country again. Everyone should always be mentally prepared.”
Ashraf, who is also the public administration minister, referred to the prevailing situation like ‘calm before the storm’. “That’s what I’m hinting at and urging all to be alert.”
A section of the army had assumed power after the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on Aug 15, 1975.
Syed Ashraf remarks on Tuesday have come at a time when Bangladesh is gripped by fear after two deadly terror attacks in Dhaka and Kishoreganj within a week earlier this month left 25 people dead.
Since then, the law enforcing agencies have tightened security and busted several suspected militant hideouts across the country.
Meanwhile, investigations have revealed that youths from wealthy families studying in top private universities had fled home to join extremist groups.
The attackers at the Dhaka cafe and one at Sholakia, all shot dead by security forces, were missing for several months before they resurfaced to carry out the strikes.
Security agencies also recently disclosed the names of 10 other such missing youths.
Apart from that list, fresh information is still reaching the agencies about other missing youths.
Source: Bd news24