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Dhaka, July 20: In recognition of their special contribution to the formation of world public opinion for the independence of Bangladesh, the government has recognized 12 expatriates in the United Kingdom at that time (1971) as freedom fighters. On 13 July, a notification was issued by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs recognizing them as freedom fighters. Later on Sunday (July 18) it was published in the form of a gazette. Earlier, the decision was taken at the 74th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council.
Dhaka, June 25: The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has published a comprehensive list of names of heroic freedom fighters. In the fourth list, the names of 2,973 heroic freedom fighters from 55 upazilas of eight divisions have been published after the regularization of the civilian gazette that was made without the approval of the National Freedom Fighters Council (Jamuka).
Dhaka, June 21: From July, the honorarium of every heroic freedom fighter will be increased to Tk 20,000, said Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque. The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed Dhaka District Muktijoddha Complex building in the capital on Sunday (June 20). At present the monthly allowance of the heroic freedom fighters is Tk 12,000.
Dhaka, June 8: The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has published the names of 12,116 heroic freedom fighters (muktijoddhas) from 388 upazilas in eight divisions. The list was published on Monday (June 7).
Dhaka, May 10: The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has released the second part of the final list of names of heroic freedom fighters. It contains the names of 6,988 heroic freedom fighters from eight divisions. This list can be found on the website of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs. This information was given by the ministry on Sunday (May 9).
Dhaka, April 21: According to the date of birth of the National Identity Card (NID), the minimum age condition of 1,932 heroic freedom fighters is not being fulfilled. Therefore, the government has given time till May 10 to amend the NID of these freedom fighters.
Dhaka, April 5: Two festival allowances at the rate of Tk 10,000 per annum will be given to the heroic freedom fighters and at the same time two thousand rupees will be given to the families of the heroic freedom fighters, war wounded heroic freedom fighters and martyred heroic freedom fighters as Bengali New Year allowance. In addition, five thousand taka will be given as a great Victory Day allowance to the survivors of the title-winning, war-wounded and martyred freedom fighters.
Dhaka, February 5: Thousands of people are still contacting various offices for new names to be included in the list of freedom fighters. There are allegations against officials taking money from them in the name of getting their names on the list. It is mostly taking place in rural areas, however, the government is yet to take a decision on enlisting the heroic freedom fighters anew.
Dhaka, January 16: There have been protest rallies and human chains in the capital demanding six points including reinstatement of Muktijoddha quota in government service within a week. The event was held on Friday (January 15) in front of the National Press Club under the banner 'Children and Generations of Freedom Fighters'.
Dhaka, January 11: Six women heroic freedom fighters have been honored at a meeting organized by the National Freedom Fighters Foundation on the occasion of Bangabandhu's Homecoming Day on Monday. The meeting was held at Tafazzal Hossain Manik Mia Hall of the National Press Club.
Dhaka, January 4: To mark the golden jubilee of independence, 50 heroic freedom fighters will travel around the country with national flags. After touring 64 districts, they will return to Dhaka on December 16 and hand over the flag to the new generation of delegates.