Golden Jubilee In 2021, Mozammel Haque Plans To Construct A Monument For Indian Martyrs During Liberation War 1971
With the upcoming Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Liberation War of Bangladesh, Minister Mozammel Haque talks of building a monument for the Indian Martyrs. The Bangladesh Liberation war or Muktijuddho (as pronounced in Bengali) is awaiting its 50th year anniversary.
Keeping this historical record in mind, Bangladesh plans to build a memorial or monument in the name of the Indian soldiers who gave their life on the night of 25th March 1971. The war pursued the systematic elimination of nationalist Bengali intellectuals, civilians, students, religious minorities and army personnels. The war ended when West Pakistan gave up on 16th December 1971.
A tweet from 'India In Bangladesh' read, "High Commissioner @rivagdas called on the Minister for liberation War Affairs, H.E. AKM Mozammel Haque on 6/8/2020. They discussed the matters of mutual interest and the upcoming 50 year anniversary of the Liberation War."
In the resistance of the said event, the East Bengal Regiment and the East Pakistan Rifles played a significant role. Urban and rural areas of East Pakistan had seen severe military actions and air strikes to suppress the ongoing tide of Civil Disobedience in 1971. There was also mass murder, genocidal rape and deportation in account of the same where the Pakistani Military members were involved.
Mozammel Haque commented about bringing up a monument in the remembrance of the Indian martyrs when he was paid a farewell visit by Riva Ganguly Das. The personality was quoted saying, "We are constructing the monument coinciding with the 50th anniversary of our independence" with strong support and cooperation from the Indian Government. The minister was filled with gratitude for the support of the Indian Government during the Liberation war.
"Some people are out to spread misleading information purposely to worsen the relations between the two next-door neighbours but the Bangladesh-India ties are not so fragile," Riva Ganguly Das said. Das also made sure with the Minister that books on the Liberation War to be translated to Hindi.