Nearly one and a half lakh names in the first list of the heroic freedom fighters
Dhaka, March 26: The government has published the final list of heroic freedom fighters. The list published by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs contains the names of one lakh 46 thousand 536 heroic freedom fighters. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque unveiled the list at a press conference on Thursday (March 25).
The list will be available on the website of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, the minister said. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders are in the final list of heroic freedom fighters published in the first phase.
Besides, the names of 12,563 people from Barisal division, 30,053 people from Chittagong division, 37,387 people from Dhaka division, 10,588 people from Mymensingh division, 17,630 people from Khulna division, 13,889 people from Rajshahi division, 15,158 people from Rangpur division and 10,264 heroic freedom fighters of Sylhet division were published in the final list.
The minister said, "We are working to finalize the list of heroic freedom fighters through proper process through verification and selection from the grassroots. The first phase of the final list of heroic freedom fighters was released today. Those against whom there are no complaints were recognized in the first step."
Mozammel said the final list of heroic freedom fighters with gazette will be published by April 30. "After checking everything, the final list will be published by June 30. No one can apply for a new freedom fighter, now only appeal will be made and then review."
In all, the actual number of freedom fighters will not exceed one lakh 70 thousand, the Minister of Liberation War Affairs hopes.
"This is the final list of freedom fighters. The previous list will be canceled. After the list is finalized, they will be given certificates and ID cards," he said.
Mozammel Haque said, "The anti-independence forces have distorted the history of the Liberation War by being in power for 30 years out of 50 years.
Ziaur Rahman's name is on the list as a heroic freedom fighter, the minister said, "Those who fought the war of liberation in 1971 are freedom fighters because they fought the war of liberation. His misdeeds, acts against consciousness, killed the father of the nation, so we have done everything necessary to cancel. These will be written."