Bangladesh government has reinstated August
15 as National Mourning Day and a public holiday to commemorate the
assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The High Court recently
ruled that the decision was illegal.
The last BNP-led alliance government had
cancelled the state observance of August 15 in 2002. August 15 was first
declared National Mourning Day by the then Awami League government in 1996.
On this day in 1975 Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed along with
most of his family by a group of army officers.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.