Bring back Bangabandhu’s killers in no time

High time to gear up diplomatic efforts

Published : 17 Aug 2019 07:16 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 05:59 PM

The government of Bangladesh is repeatedly trying to bring back the fugitive killers of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, though the process is being delayed due to various complications in the rules and policies of the countries where the killers have taken shelter. 

We are told that among the six convicted killers, law enforcers have correct information about the whereabouts of only two convicts. They do not have any update on the remaining assassins for years. According to sources, of those six fugitive killers, Rashed Chowdhury is now staying in California and the US government granted his political asylum. Another fugitive killer Noor Chowdhury is staying in Canada though he has not been granted asylum by Canada as yet.

 However, despite repeated requests from Bangladesh to deport Noor, the Canadian government is not showing any response as its policy does not approve deporting any person to any country that has the provision for death sentence. 

Bangladesh should gear up 

adequate diplomatic efforts to push US 

and Canada to deport the two fugitive killers of Bangabandhu 

under special provision

Taking this factor into consideration, Bangladesh should gear up adequate diplomatic efforts to push US and Canada to deport the two fugitive killers of Bangabandhu. It would not be an easy task for the present government to bring back the convicted fugitive killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the country as the governments led by HM Ershad and Khaleda Zia had patronised them in such a manner that they are strongly placed in different countries. It is unfortunate that we have not been able to bring all the killers of the Father of the Nation to justice. We must take up a concrete plan to bring back the absconding killers of Bangabandhu to face the full force of law.