Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Good Step to try War Criminals of 1971

(Picture courtesy: Daily Star)
Source: Daily Star
Date: January 6, 2008

Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad's Patuakhali unit has started preparing a list of Razakars, the local collaborators of Pakistan Army during the Liberation War, in the district.

They included the names of 33 Razakars of Itbaria union in the list yesterday, the first day of preparing the roll.

Muktijoddha Sangsad also organised a public meeting in front of the primary school playground where local people provided it with information about alleged Razakars who sided with the Pakistani occupation forces during the liberation war.

Advocate Habibur Rahman Shawkat, deputy commander of Patuakhali sub-sector during the liberation war, told the journalists that they started preparing the list of Razakars in the greater interest of the nation.

Primarily, they would make a list of Razakars of all the 68 unions in seven upazila. Then they would include the names of Razakars in the district, he added.

The list would be formally announced on March 25, a day before the Independence Day, at a reunion of freedom fighters in Patuakhali.

Among others, seven women tortured by the Pakistani occupation forces during the liberation war in 1971 were present.

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