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Committee formed to prepare list of martyred intellectuals

  • Published at 01:20 pm November 23rd, 2020
File photo of the memorial erected in memory of the 1971 martyred intellectuals at Rayerbazar in Dhaka's Mohammadpur Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The committee includes researchers, freedom fighters and officials of the ministry

The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has formed a verification and selection committee comprising researchers, freedom fighters and ministry officials to prepare a list of martyred intellectuals.

A notification in this regard was issued on November 19, said a press release signed by the ministry’s Senior Information Officer Sufi Abdullahil Maruf on Monday.

From the ministry, Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh was made the chairman of the committee while Additional Secretary Md Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan was made a member and Deputy Secretary Rathindra Nath Dutt a member-secretary, according to the notice.

The research members of the committee are -- Dhaka University Prof Muntasir Mamun, Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee President Shahriar Kabir, Dhaka University Prof Mezbah Kamal, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) Director Dr Bayazid Khurshid Riaz, Genocide-Torture Archive and Museum Trustee Dr Chowdhury Shahid Quader and researcher Gazi Salauddin.

Filmmaker and cultural personality Nasir Uddin Yusuf Bachchu and researcher Bir Pratik Lt Col Kazi Sajjad Zaheer are the freedom fighters included in the committee.

The committee will work to provide the names, father's names and addresses of the martyred intellectuals, among other opinions. They will determine the definition of who among the martyrs of the liberation war will be included as martyred intellectuals.

They will prepare the list by sorting out information obtained from various research books, magazine cuttings, TV reports, and other sources, the notice added.

Moreover, the committee will screen the applications of individuals from various ministries, divisions, agencies, districts, upazilas and other sources and recommend their inclusion in the list of martyred intellectuals.

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