The liberation war affairs ministry has sent letters to all deputy commissioners asking them to prepare lists of Razakars soon.
The ministry informed it to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Liberation War Affairs during a meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban yesterday.
The committee, headed by Awami League Lawmaker Shajahan Khan, asked the ministry to publish the list through a gazette.
Talking to The Daily Star, Shajahan Khan said at first he raised the demand of preparing lists of the Razakar, Al-Badr, Al-Shams, and Peace Committee members at a meeting of Jatiya Muktijoddha Council in 2018.
Asked, Shajahan said the purpose of preparing these lists is to identify those families who acted against the country’s Liberation War and to inform the new generation about them.
On February 8 last year, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq told parliament that the government had taken an initiative for publishing a list of local collaborators.
After independence, the government of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman enacted the Bangladesh Collaborators (Special Tribunals) Order 1972 to try the collaborators who abetted the Pakistan forces in the killing of Bengalees.