Biranganas list on way to be finalised
27 January 2015, Nirapad News: Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said in the parliament yesterday, the government has begun finalizing the list of Biranganas from the Liberation War, and is expected to be completed within the next two months. The nation has not forgotten the plight of the female members of our society, who were subject to sexual violence during the war. “The father of the nation recognized them as Biranganas. We will definitely recognize them as freedom fighters.” Those who wish their names to not be published will be left out of the list, keeping in line with their wish. There are many Biranganas who wish their names not be listed on a public forum due to social stigma attached to victims. That list would still be made and preserved in private for record keeping.
He also said the government had taken fresh initiatives to make a list of Al-Badar, Al-Shams and Razakar so that the future generations could know about the atrocities they committed during the liberation war. There was a list of collaborators of Pakistani occupation force in the Home Ministry but the past BNP-led government had destroyed that list.