Law to make a list of Razakars passed in Parliament
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, August 30: 'National Freedom Fighters Council Bill-2022' has been passed in Parliament with the provision of making a list of anti-independence elements including Razakar, Al-Badr, and Al-Shams forces.
On Monday (August 29), Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque proposed the bill in the National Parliament and it was passed by voice vote.
The bill in Parliament states, "From March 26, 1971 to December 16, 1971, during the Great War of Liberation, those who served in the Razakars, Al-Badr, Al-Shams forces, or as members of the paramilitary forces, or as members of the paramilitary forces, engaged in armed struggle, has opposed the independence and liberation war of Bangladesh or has organized war crimes by killing innocent people by criminal abominable activities like murder, rape, looting, arson or has directly, actively or indirectly opposed the independence and liberation war of Bangladesh by an individual or collective or party decision; It will send a recommendation to the government to prepare a list and publish it in the Gazette."
The bill also states that the number of members of the National Freedom Fighters Council will be 12. The prime minister will be the chief adviser to the council. Besides, eight members of the Council will nominate the Chief Advisor. Those who are brave freedom fighters, any person associated with the activities related to the liberation war, or the family members of the freedom fighters.
The Minister of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and the Secretary of the Ministry will be in the advisory council. The National Freedom Fighters Council can temporarily suspend and cancel the registration of all organizations related to the liberation war and freedom fighters.