PM pays homage to victims of August 21 grenade attack
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid rich tributes to the victims of the August 21 grenade attack. Shortly after 10:30 am on Sunday, he paid homage to the victims with flowers. Earlier, after three years, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to the party office at Bangabandhu Avenue at 10:30 am. Later, accompanied by Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, he paid homage to the victims with flowers.
Sheikh Hasina spoke to the injured in the grenade attack. A minute’s silence was observed in memory of the victims. The Awami League president took part in the munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the deceased. He will then take part in a discussion there.
August 14, 2004. The BNP-Jamaat alliance government is in power. Hawa Bhaban was then an alternative centre of power. Tarique Rahman and Haris Chowdhury became acquainted with the militants in the same building. Jamaat leader war criminal Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, then state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and officials of DGFI and NSI were present on the occasion. It was finalized at Hawa Bhaban that the grenade attack will be carried out exactly seven days after the Awami League rally.
Abu Jandal hurled the first grenade as soon as Sheikh Hasina’s speech ended at the rally at around 5:20 pm on August 21. The militants then threw grenades one by one and left the area. Awami League President Sheikh Hasina narrowly survived the attack. 24 leaders lost their lives. More than 300 were injured. Judge Mia’s drama began to cover up the incident.