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Begum Zia’s remarks on martyrs’ figure a deep conspiracy: Hanif

Sumel Sarker

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Begum Zia’s remarks on martyrs’ figure a deep conspiracy: Hanif

09 February 2016, Nirapad News: Joint general secretary of the ruling Awami League Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif today said BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s remarks on the figure of martyrs is part of a deep-rooted conspiracy.

“Khaleda Zia passed her days during the war of liberation in Pakistani cantonment in comfort and delight. She has raised a question on the total figure of martyrs 44 years after independence as she was not in favour of the war of liberation. It’s not at all a slip of her tongue but a part of a deep-rooted conspiracy,” he said.

Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said this while speaking at the publication ceremony of a book of evidences “Biranganar Atmakathan” (Self-confession of the war-victim women) at Mozaffar Ahmed auditorium of the Social Science Faculty of Dhaka University in the city.

Dr Sheikh Abdus Salam, a teacher of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Dhaka University, and Shilpy Begum, a research fellow of the university, compiled and edited the book.

Vice-chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique chaired the publication ceremony in which Prof Shaonti Haider, associate professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Department, briefed the audience about the writers and the contents of the book. The function was also addressed, among others, by Prof Mofizur Rahman, chairman of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Dhaka University (DU), DU Alumni Association president Raquib Uddin Ahmed and author of the book Prof Dr Sheikh Abdus Salam.

Emeritus Professor Dr Anisuzzaman wrote the preface of the book while
another emeritus Professor Dr AF Sirajul Islam Chowdhury made primary review on the book. Besides, Prof Dr Syed Manjurul Islam, a teacher of English Department of DU, Mofidul Huq and Prof AM Aakash also reviewed the book.

Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said, “High Commission of Pakistan is involved in anti-Bangladesh activities. People of Bangladesh don’t want retaining of relations with those human-beasts. However, Bangladesh has been maintaining relations to a little extent what is required in accordance with international norms.”

Calling for projecting the real history of the war of liberation, Prof Arefin Siddique said, “The Pakistani occupation forces committed barbaric genocide on the Bangalee nation during the war of liberation in 1971 when innumerable women were subjected to horrendous torture and rape. Hundreds of freedom fighters have still been bearing the marks of their torture and atrocities.”

Syed Manjurul Islam said, “The book depicts inside facts of Biranganas without any editing is the powerful side of the book. There are attempts to create confusion over our great liberation war. The book will certainly play a role in resisting such evil attempt.”

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