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>govt reinstates Aug 15 as Nat’l Mourning Day

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>IN compliance with a recent High Court (HC) ruling, the government yesterday reinstated August 15 as National Mourning Day and a public holiday to commemorate the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. (Full report)
The decision came at a weekly meeting of the council of advisers, said Chief Adviser’s Press Secretary Syed Fahim Munaim.
The last BNP-led alliance government had cancelled the state observance of August 15 in 2002. The HC on July 27 declared the decision illegal. It also cancelled the order that had prohibited flying of the national flag at half-mast on the day.
August 15 was first declared National Mourning Day by the then Awami League (AL) government in 1996.
On this day in 1975, the nation saw the architect of its independence Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman killed along with most of his family by a group of army officers.


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