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12:00 AM, September 09, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:52 AM, September 09, 2016

Shishu Park to be removed from Shahbagh

Liberation War minister tells discussion

The government has decided to remove the Shishu Park from Shahbagh and build a Liberation War memorial centre in that place, said Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque yesterday.

"An international standard Liberation War memorial will be set up and fund has been sanctioned for this. The primary plan of the project has been approved and we will sit with the prime minister for her final approval," said Mozammel Haque.

The minister made the comments while addressing a discussion on "From the Genocide of 71 to Gulshan killings: Conspiracy to delay the trial of the killers" organised by Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee in Dhanmondi's WVA auditorium.

A documentary film made by its acting president Shahriar Kabir -- "Justice to Journey" was also screened before the discussion.

Mozammel demanded that the children of the war criminals should not be the first class citizen of the country. They should not be able to hold any government job and be involved with the state mechanism, he added.

Mentioning about the Supreme Court verdict on contempt charges against him, the minister said his only fight is to save the constitution that was achieved by the Liberation War.

Law Minister Anisul Huq said they are analysing how to use the confiscated properties of war criminals and also to utilise those for the benefit of the freedom fighters and people.

Prof Muntasir Mamun, Justice Syed Amirul Islam and Panna Kaiser also spoke. 

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