Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said August 15 carnage was not only an attack on Bangabandhu family rather it was the most brutal assault on the spirit of the country’s independence which was earned through the bloodstained 1971 Liberation War.
He was addressing a webinar titled “Mournful August – Black Chapter of History” arranged by AL mouthpiece Uttaran on Tuesday.
Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said: “August 15 carnage was carried out against the Liberation War of Bangladesh.”
In continuation of August 15, 1975 carnage, four national leaders were killed inside safe custody of Dhaka central jail on November 3 in 1975 and grenade attacks were launched on AL rally on August 21 in 2004 to make the country leaderless, he said.
“These attacks were continuation of a common conspiracy,” he said.
Mentioning that perpetrators of August 15 carnage still remain active, Quader said the direct killers were brought to justice and the verdict of death sentence has been executed.