Muktijoddha Council to prepare list of 1970's pro-Pakistan MNA-MPAs
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 28: A list of pro-Pakistan MNAs (Members of the National Assembly) and MPAs (Members of the Provincial Assembly) elected in the 1970 general elections will be prepared, along with the Razakars, Al-Badr and Al-Shams forces.
This clause was added by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs during the examination of the National Freedom Fighters Council Bill raised in Parliament. On Monday (June 26), Parliamentary Committee Chairman Shahjahan Khan presented a report in Parliament.
Earlier on June 6, Liberation War Affairs Minister AQM Mozammel Haque raised the 'National Freedom Fighters Council Bill-2022' in Parliament. The bill was later examined and sent to a parliamentary committee for report to Parliament.
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 individual or collective or party decision; It will send a recommendation to the government to prepare a list and publish it in the gazette."
Parliamentary Committee recommends to make provision for list of members of 'Mujahid Bahini' and 'Peace Committee', those who were elected as MNAs and MPAs in the 1970 elections and took pro-Pakistan stand, and for the list of elected MNAs and MPAs elected by the Government of Pakistan in the by-elections.
The bill raised in Parliament states that the definition of a heroic freedom fighter in the Muktijoddha Welfare Trust Act will be adopted in this Act. The parliamentary committee has added that definition to the section of the bill.
The eight members of the council will nominate the chief advisor, who will be a heroic freedom fighter, a person involved in the liberation war activities or a member of the heroic freedom fighter's family.