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After the death of 18 members of her family, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told how she was living secretly in Delhi.



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The father of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was assassinated in 1975
At that time, Sheikh Hasina was secretly living in Delhi’s Pandara Road.
She had left Bangladesh before the murder

New Delhi. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday spoke about the incident when she was secretly living with her children on Pandara Road in Delhi to escape the perpetrators of the assassination of her father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Sheikh Hasina also recalled that time and how the Indian government offered to help her, when the killers wanted to eliminate all of her family members. With wet eyes, Sheikh Hasina recalls the year 1975 when she had to leave Bangladesh to join her nuclear scientist husband in Germany. By then, her family members had come to the airport to bid farewell to Haseena and her sister. But this farewell turned out to be his last meeting with his parents.

Recalling the darkest chapter in Bangladesh’s history, Sheikh Hasina said in an interview with ANI news agency: “Because my husband was abroad, I was living with my parents in the same house. We We were all there that day, my father, my mother, my three brothers, two newly married sisters-in-law, all were there. That is to say all the brothers and sisters and their spouses. They had come to the airport to accompany us. We met our parents there but it was the last day of our meeting. ,

A few days later, on August 15, 1975, Hasina heard the news of the murder of her father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He also learned of the hanging of other members of his family. Sheikh Hasina said it was really amazing. It is also amazing how a Bengali can do this. We still don’t know what really happened today. There was only one coup and we learned that my father had been assassinated. After that, we didn’t know where all of our family members were. Later you know they were all murdered. ,

Sheikh Hasina said that India was the first country that helped me. He said: “The then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, immediately sent information that she wanted to offer us safety and shelter. Safety was specifically promised to me by Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia and Indira Gandhi. We decided to come to Delhi because we had in mind that if we go to Delhi, from there we can go to our country. And then we will know how many family members are still alive.” After that, Sheikh Hasina came to Delhi and was placed under tight security as those who killed her father also attacked the houses of other relatives and killed some of his relatives.

Sheikh Hasina said about 18 members, mostly my family members, servants and their children, guests and my uncle were killed. The conspirators wanted no member of Bangabandhu’s family to ever return to power. Recalling the incident, Sheikh Hasina said: “When we arrived in Delhi, it was probably August 24. I met Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. There we learned that no one was alive. Then he made all the arrangements for us. Arrangements were made for my husband to have a job and stay at Pandara Road home. We stayed there.”

Sheikh Hasina said that the first 2-3 years were really very difficult. My children were very young. My son was only 4 years old. My youngest daughter was crying. They all insisted on going to my parents. They all still remember my little brother.” Sheikh Hasina was forced to hide her identity in Delhi because her life was in danger. She lived here under many names. Bangladesh was in political chaos and under military rule for several years after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members were assassinated by senior army officers on August 15, 1975.

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