Court has declared illegal the cancellation of National Mourning Day and pubic
holiday on August 15.
A Division Bench delivered the
judgment following a writ petition that had challenged the impugned decision of
the BNP led government on July 28, 2002.
On August 8, 1996 the Awami League
government headed by then premier Sheikh Hasina declared August 15 as National
Mourning Day and public holiday to pay respect to the father of the nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was assassinated on August 15, 1975 along
with most members of his family by a group of army men.
Khasru has the details.