Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Tuesday alleged that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and former military ruler HM Ersahd rehabilitated the war criminals in the country after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975.”We defeated Pakistan in the Liberation War in 1971. But Ziaur Rahman and Ersahd rehabilitated the war criminals after the assassination of Bangabandhu to avenge the war defeat,” he said.
Ashraf, also the Public Administration Minister, came up with the remarks at a discussion at Shahbagh in the city marking the ‘Freedom Fighters’ Day’.
Observing that the Liberation War is the core spirit, and Bangabandhu is the supreme leader of Bangladesh, he said those who want to exclude Bangabandhu and the Liberation War from the country will get removed from history.
Syed Ashraf also assured the freedom fighters of discussing with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina about officially declaring December 1 as ‘Freedom Fighters’ Day’ as now being observed by the freedom fighters.
He urged all the freedom fighters to get united under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Among others, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque and Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan spoke on the occasion.