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A hearing was held in the Maryland state’s Baltimore city’s mayor’s office last night (Thursday). After the hearing his name was removed immediately.

The AL leaders said their argument was that Gen Zia was a military dictator who came to power through a bloody Coup d'état and he should not be recognized by the great country of America.

Zia's name was removed as he was the first military ruler of Bangladesh undermining democracy while the US is a democratic country, according to AL leaders.

Prodeep Ranjan Kar and engineer Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, among others, briefed the media there who also had joined the hearing.

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