August 21, 2004 was a tragic day for democracy and politics in Bangladesh when daughter of the founding father of the nation as well uncompromising leader, who has been fighting to uphold democracy in the country – Sheikh Hasina narrowly escaped death trap of some unknown elements, who charges several grenades at a public meeting of Bangladesh Awami League at its Central Office at Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka. A large number of leaders and supporters of this oldest political party were injured, while many, including veteran Awami League leader Ivy Rahman, who is the wife of Zillur Rahman (now President of Bangladesh) was brutally murdered. . The attack left at least 23 dead and injured many others. Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina had been speaking at a rally protesting blasts against the party’s workers in Sylhet. The rally drew a crowd of 15,000 people.
The country has mourned marking the fifth anniversary of a gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League rally on 21 August in 2004, which is widely believed to have been an assassination attempt on Awami League president and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was opposition chief during 2004.
Zia Islam born in 1976 October 31 Rangpur District
Started as a photojournalist carrier in 1996. After that he worked at the daily Janata and Jaijaidin. Currently working as a chief photojournalist the daily Prothom Alo newspaper till. He was completed Diploma in Photography 1998 from Alliance Frances Photography Institute Dhaka. He is more interested in news-based photography.