Chief Justice wants to see language movement museum in DU Chief Justice
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Chief Justice wants to see language movement museum in DU

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 29 Feb 2024, 02:41 pm

Dhaka, Feb 29: Dhaka University had many contributions in the language movement. The Chief Justice of the country Obaidul Hasan commented that it is necessary to preserve this contribution.

Expressing the hope that he would like to visit a museum bearing the memory of the language movement in the Dhaka University campus during his lifetime, he said that Dhaka University has contributed a lot to the language movement. This contribution needs to be saved.

The chief justice said these in the speech of the chief guest at the opening ceremony of Folk Fest and Winter Pitha Festival organized by Dhaka University LLM Lawyers Association (Dula) on Wednesday evening. This event was organized in front of the Supreme Court Lawyers Association by the students of Dhaka University.

The Chief Justice said, "It is the month of language. We have many events during this month. We do these programs in Bengali. There is a pressure on speaking in Bengali. Especially those of us who are in this legal arena have an added pressure. One has to face the question why Bengali language is not prevalent in the higher courts or why Bengali language is less."

He said, "We are trying to increase the use of Bengali language. Many of our friends are also trying to give judgment in Bengali language."

The Chief Justice also said, "I told the VC of Dhaka University in an event that the language movement started from Amtala of Dhaka University. The meeting of the language movement was held from the pond bank of the present Zahurul Haque Hall. Does Dhaka University have a museum? I saw it a few days ago. A museum was established in Amritsar, Punjab based on partition in 1947. Wherever I go, I feel like I'm back in 1947. In the same way, let us have a language movement memorial museum in our Dhaka University. Wherever I go, I feel like I am shouting slogans on the streets of February 1, 1952."