Bangladesh Will Construct Monument In The Memory Of Indian Soldiers Martyred In 1971 Liberation War
Dhaka: Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Independence, Bangladesh will construct a monument in the memory of the Indian soldiers martyred in the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan, said Bangladesh Liberation War Affairs Minister Mozammel Haque.
High Commissioner @rivagdas called on Minister for Liberation War Affairs, H.E. AKM Mozammel Haque on 6/8/2020. They discussed matters of mutual interest and the upcoming 50 year anniversary of Liberation War. pic.twitter.com/TAv6vWMr4W
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He made the comments when outgoing Indian High Commisisoner Riva Ganguly paid him a farewell visit. “We are constructing the monument coinciding with the 50th anniversary of our independence” crucially backed by India, a ministry spokesman quoted Haque as saying.
The minister recalled with gratitude the cooperation of Indian government and its people during the Liberation War. Das said that Bangladesh and India were tested friends. Das requested the minister for taking up initiatives for translating the books on the Liberation War in Hindi.
Das also expressed India’s willingness to become a part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh’s independence in 2021.
A 3.5 acres of land at frontier Ashuganj of Brahmanbaia district bordering Agartala will be acquired for constructing monument. The site which has been selected has historic significance Indian army fought Pakistanis some decisive wars in 1971 along with our freedom fighters in Ashuganj,” the official said.
He said the construction of the monument was expected to begin by this year and is expected to complete in the next two years while its abstract architectural design was aimed to reflect the bonding between the two neighbours.
Liberation War 1971:
The war in 1971 began after the sudden crackdown at midnight on March 25 that year in erstwhile East Pakistan by Pakistani troops and ended on December 16 as Pakistan conceded defeat and unconditionally surrendered in Dhaka to the allied forces comprising Bengali freedom fighters and the Indian Army. Officially three million people were killed during the nine-month-long war.