Govt to declare Dec 1 as Freedom Fighter Day: Mozammel

Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozammel Huq today said December 1, the first day of the month of victory, will be declared as the National Freedom Fighter Day to spread the spirit of the Liberation War among the new generation.

He disclosed this speaking as chief guest at a discussion meeting organized by Muktijuddher Chetana Bastabayan Mancha at National Press Club auditorium in the city.

Muktijuddher Chetana Bastabayan Mancha Chairman and Shipping Minister M Shajahan Khan presided over the discussion meeting to press the demand for declaration of 1st December as National Freedom Fighter Day.

Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, Major (Retd) Wakar Hassan, Ismat Qadir Gama, Kabir Ahmad Khan, Nazrul islam Bachchu and journalist Sazzad Hossain took part in the discussion, among others.

Mozammel Huq said scrutiny of all freedom fighters will begin at the upazila level in January. The scrutiny will take place on every Saturday, he added.

On the first day of the month of victory, the liberation war affairs minister paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and recalled the contribution of the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for her contribution to the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

He said pledge of the day should be building a happy and prosperous Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through the implementation of Liberation War spirit.

Food Minister Quamrul Islam demanded scrapping the Bir Uttam gallantry title of Ziaur Rahman, saying that he had rehabilitated the defeated forces of the Liberation War and he used to work for Pakistani in different ways during the Liberation War.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan said the Muktijuddher Chetana Bastabayan Mancha is working to eliminate the defeated forces of 1971, containing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the symbol of unity.

He called for banishing politics of killing from the country forever.

The shipping minister also took part in a human chain in front of National Press Club to press for declaration of 1st December as National Freedom Fighter Day.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)