Natore administration removes plaques after razakars

NATORE, Dec 15, 2016 (BSS) - The district administration in Natore today removed plaques naming two roads of the town after razakars in line with a recent High Court ruling.

Accompanied by mayor of Natore Uma Chowdhury, deputy commissioner of the district Shahina Khatun led a drive under which the plaques naming a road after Abdus Sattar Khan Chowdhury Madhu Mia and another after Kaseruddin Chairman were removed as both were opposed to 1971 independence.

"From now on the two roads will be called known as Freedom Fighter Motaher Ali Road and Freedom Figher Md Suliman Bir Protik Road," Uma Chowdhury told a brief function marking the renaming of the streets.

Shahina Khatun said the roads were renamed to pay homage to the Liberation War martyrs and in compliance of the High Court order on November 30.

Modhu Mia was the chairman of so-called Shanti Committee of the then Natore Sub Division while Kaseruddin was president of Boro Harishpur union of the district.

Shanti Committee units in 1971 were formed to extend social supports to the Pakistani troops.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)