The minister said this while addressing as the chief guest at a discussion and doa mahfil organised by the ministry marking ‘National Mourning Day and 47th Martyrdom Anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’.

Anisul said though many senior leaders of then East Pakistan colluded with Pakistani Miliatry leaders, Bangabandhu never made any kind of compromise with them.

“Pakistani military rulers used to fear Bangabandhu, they had logic behind this fear. Bangabandhu always used to do systematic politics; he never believed in guerrilla war; he never believed politics of conspiracy. He believed in political movement taking his people along. He had strong patriotism and deep love for his people,” the law minister added.

“Even the Pakistani junta government did not dare to kill him, but we did it. We can never get rid of this stigma,” he further said.

Legislative and parliamentary affairs division secretary Md Moinul Kabir, law and justice division secretary Md Golam Sarwar, Inspector General of Directorate of Registration Shahidul Alam Jhinuk, acting registrar general of Supreme Court Md Golam Rabbani, additional secretary Hafiz Ahmed Chowdhury, joint secretaries Umme Qulsum and Arifuzzaman and deputy secretaries Sheikh Golam Mahbub and Gazi Kalimullah, addressed the discussion, among others.

Later, a special munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of 15 August, 1975 carnage.