Dhaka, Nov. 3 -- The Awami League and its affiliate organisations have paid tribute to the four national leaders who were assassinated 48 years ago on Jail Killing Day.

On Nov 3, 1975, four leaders of the wartime national government -- acting President Syed Nazrul Islam, Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmad and cabinet ministers M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman -- were brutally killed inside Dhaka's Central Jail.

They were murdered while in state custody as the country witnessed sweeping changes in politics amid the chaos that followed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's assassination on Aug 15, 1975.

The day Bangladesh was robbed of its top national leaders has since been remembered as Jail Killing Day.

On Friday, the Awami League central ...