Disrespect to language martyrs!
Shaheed Minar commemorates the martyrs who laid down their lives during the Language Movement of 1952 in then East Pakistan.
But how do we respect our Shaheed Minar?
Nasir Uddin, a fruit trader, said many people have been dumping garbage near the Shaheed Minar over the years. “Is this how we show our respect for the Shaheed Minar?" he asked.
Munem Ahmed, a visitor to the Shaheed Minar, said people of the district do not come to the Shaheed Minar to pay their respect to the martyrs due to bad smell coming from the garbage.
Mohammad Ali, a resident of Magura area under Kulaura Municipality, said the situation worsens even after light showers. “What a way to honour the Shaheeds!” he added with a hint of sarcasm.
Mayor of Kulaura Municipality Shafi Alam Yunus said he was not aware of the matter. “We will take immediate action against it,” the mayor said.