'Bir' to be added before Muktijoddhas' names, government issue gazette
Dhaka, October 29: The government has published a gazette providing for the use of the word 'Bir' before the names of freedom fighters at all times. Earlier, an order was issued by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.
According to the Gazette, the freedom fighters have been defined as 'heroic freedom fighters' in Section 2 (11) of the 'Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust Act, 2018'.
In keeping with that law and as per the decision of the 13th meeting of the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs of the Eleventh Parliament, the word 'Bir' should be used before the names of freedom fighters in all cases.
The gazette states that this order will take effect immediately.