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State Minister: Museum in Chittagong Circuit House named after Zia will be removed

  • Published at 11:49 am September 6th, 2021
web-State Minister for Health Dr Murad Hasan
File photo of State Minister for information, Dr Murad Hasan speaking at a views exchange meeting at the Jamalpur Circuit House on Sunday, April 14, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The microphone used by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the declaration of independence will not be kept in Zia's museum, says State Minister Md Murad Hasan

The museum named after Ziaur Rahman at the old circuit house in Chittagong will be removed and the building will be turned into a circuit house again, said State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Md Murad Hasan on Monday.

"Ziaur Rahman (founder of BNP and a former military ruler) was an assassin, a Pakistani agent. No state-run museum can be named after Zia," said Dr Murad at a meeting with journalists at Chittagong Press Club.

He further said that Awami League leader MA Hannan read out the declaration of independence made by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. And so the microphone used for that announcement will not be in Zia's museum and it will be taken to Kalurghat.

File photo of the Chittagong Circuit House in Chittagong city Wikimedia Commons

Dr Murad said Chittagong Circuit House is a witness to the history and tradition of the liberation war. Many Bengalis have been martyred in the torture cells of the Pakistani forces here. 

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This circuit house has witnessed many historical events. In the interest of preserving the history and heritage of the liberation war, there can be no museum in the name of the murderer of Bangabandhu with the government’s funding, he added.

Besides, the state minister talked about various problems, solutions, and development programs of the government.

He said, "Media friendly Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is and will be by your side. She has donated Tk100 million to the Journalist Welfare Trust during her tenure."

"If a journalist needs medical treatment in the country or abroad and when a journalist's family is helpless, our PM stands by his/her side," he added.

Chittagong Press Club (CUJ) President Alhaj Ali Abbas presided over the meeting and Press Club General Secretary Farid Chowdhury, Senior Co-President of CUJ Salah Uddin Md Reza, President of CUJ Md Ali, former president of CUJ Kalim Sarwar, former general secretary Mohsin Chowdhury, former vice president of BFUJ Shahid Ul Alam and others were present at the meeting.

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