By repatriation we mean the return of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Commander-in-Chief of the Father of the Nation Liberation War on January 10, 1972, to the newly independent Bangladesh. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s return to his homeland from prison in Pakistan was another blessing in the history of Bangladesh’s birth and the culmination of his victory.
But all the members of his family, including Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, lost their lives in the massacre committed by their local comrades in the wake of the deep conspiracy of the local and foreign powers defeated in the liberation war of ’71. This led to the return of the Pakistani communal-reactionary trend which was contrary to the spirit and ideology of the war of liberation at the state level. Husband nuclear scientist.
Sheikh Hasina and her only younger sister Sheikh Rehana survived that day as they were abroad with MA Wazed Miah. After the expiration of Wazed Mia’s German visa, Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana spent their lives abroad under the hospitality of the Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi. Military ruler Zia banned Sheikh Hasina from returning to the country.
When Sheikh Hasina was made the President of Bangladesh Awami League in the Council of Awami League on 14, 15 and 16 February 1981, she returned to Bangladesh on 16 May of the same year in defiance of the government ban. He arrived at the then Dhaka Kurmitola Airport at 4.30 pm on an Indian Airlines Boeing flight from the Indian capital Delhi via Kolkata. May 16 is his homecoming day.
That day was Sunday. Ignoring the hostile weather, millions flocked from Kurmitola International Airport to Sher-e-Bangla Nagar to catch a glimpse of him. The thunderous thunder of that day, the tumultuous nature seemed to roar to avenge the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the frozen sins and stigma of father’s murder on the soil of Bengal were washed away by the incessant torrential rains.
Thousands of people broke down in tears as they touched the plane carrying Sheikh Hasina. He broke down in tears as he touched the soil of Bengal soaked in the blood of all the family members including his parents and brothers. At this time, the mad crowd disobeyed the ban of the military ruler Zia and made the sky tremble with various slogans. Storm-rain shook the sky and slogans were raised on all four sides of the truck carrying Sheikh Hasina-
To avenge the murder of the father – Millions of brothers are alive;
Sheikh Hasina is not afraid – she did not leave the highway
There was no place to store sesame from Kurmitola to Manik Mia Avenue that day. Addressing a crowd of millions of people, he said, “I have come to you after losing everything. I want to sacrifice my life to avenge the murder of the father of the nation by implementing his ideals in the way directed by Bangabandhu. ”
After the reception, when Sheikh Hasina wanted to enter the house No. 32, Road No. 32, Dhanmondi, which was stained with the blood of her family members, Zia’s forces did not allow her to enter her ancestral house. Then he sat on the street in front of the house and recited the Qur’an. Every day until Zia was alive, he would sit in front of the house and recite the Qur’an; The point is not just the kindness of the murderous ruler.
I don’t know how deeply the ruling party of that day understood the issue of Sheikh Hasina’s return to the country. It is not known how much the various quarters of our country could be optimistic about Sheikh Hasina. Because, even then, many people were not aware of Sheikh Hasina’s political mission-vision relationship. Ziaur Rahman and the leaders of the 1975 coup had an idea that the support of the Awami League centered on Sheikh Hasina might wake up a bit.
But they did not seem to have any idea that it would be a threat to their politics. All the anti-Awami forces had the idea that the Awami League would not be able to come to power in any way in the future, because the people of Bangladesh had already been raised in anti-Awami ideology, communal and anti-India. They thought that the Awami League might be as weak as the Muslim League, or else it would sit in the seat of the opposition forever and shout. All the forces have been placed in the state power which did not hesitate to do whatever was necessary to prevent the rise of the Awami League. So the Zia-centric power was somewhat overconfident.
Due to this, the politics of Bangladesh was so confused and lost in 1971, the Awami League was largely without leadership. The propaganda against this party was so intense that it was not at all easy to resist all this and stand anew in the field of politics. When Ziaur Rahman was killed just 13 days after Sheikh Hasina’s return to her homeland, it was not clear what the conflict was behind the scenes. At a time when such a murky military power was being revived, Sheikh Hasina took the helm of the party, reorganized everything, the position of experience was as small as hers,
the party’s strategy, tactics, the country’s practical consideration to break the barrier of military rule and conspiracy. Until then it was quite a complex and arduous task. Much like his father, however, he has always been a target of assassins’ conspiracies. The plot to assassinate him has been going on ever since.
Not once, not twice, 19 attempts were made to assassinate Sheikh Hasina. Sometimes at his residence, sometimes at public meetings and sometimes in his car fleet. So that Sheikh Hasina could go to power somehow