‚€˜Zia never claimed to be declarer of independence‚€™
Saturday, 02 April 2011 Author / Source : STAFF REPORTER Dhaka, Apr 1: Citing an article written by BNP-founder Ziaur Rahman, which had been published in Weekly Bichitra in 1972, home minister Sahara Khatun, on Friday, said that Zia had never claimed himself to be the declarer of independence. "He, himself, had recognised Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the declarer of the country's independence," Sahara said. The home minister was addressing a discussion, organised by Muktijoddha Sanskritik Sangsahd, a pro-Awami League organisation of freedom-fighters, to mark the Independence Day, in the city.
"It's a mystery why BNP leaders try to claim Zia as the declarer of our independence,'' said Sahara, who is also a presidium member of Awami League.
Speaking on the occasion, Awami League joint-secretary Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif urged BNP leaders to observe Independence Day on March 27, instead of March 26, if they want to make Ziaur Rahman as the declarer of the Independence.