Include Bangabandhu's March 7 speech in textbooks: HC tells govt
The High Court directed the government to include Bangabandhu's historic March 7 speech in the school, college, and university textbooks so they can learn about its significance.
The HC today asked the government to include the speech, through an expert committee.
The expert committee will determine how Bangabandhu's March 7 speech will be included in the textbooks, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Abdullah-Al-Mahmud Bashar told The Daily Star.
The HC also ordered the government to complete the construction of the monument on Bangabandhu delivering the March 7 speech at Suhrawardy Udyan as early as possible.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice Shahed Nuruddin delivered the verdict after holding a hearing on the petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Bashir Ahmed in November 2017 seeking necessary directives in this regard.
The grounds for the HC's verdict could not be known immediately as the text was not released today.
During the hearing today, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin told the court that the government will work in line with its directives on this issue.
On February 25 last year, the HC had directed the government to declare March 7 as "National Historic Day" and issue a gazette notification in this regard.