Gazette without approval of Muktijoddha Council: 249 freedom fighters to be verified in Jashore | The Daily Star
04:16 PM, January 18, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:26 PM, January 18, 2021

Gazette without approval of Muktijoddha Council: 249 freedom fighters to be verified in Jashore

A total of 249 freedom fighters of Jashore Sadar upazila, who were included in gazettes till 2010, will be verified as the gazettes were issued without the approval of Jatiyo Muktijoddha Council.

The verification will start on January 30.

Those included in the Indian "Muktibarta" will remain out of the verification process.

If any listed person can prove themselves as freedom fighter in one out of 33 categories set by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, he/she will be considered freedom fighter.

According to Jashore district administration sources, Jatiyo Muktijoddha Council gave various information on freedom fighters to the ministry, bringing allegations against some.

Jashore Deputy Commissioner's Office received a letter in this regard.

The district administration and Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer's office have sent messages to 249 freedom fighters informing about the verification.

Rajek Ahmed, former commander of Jashore District Muktijoddha Sangsad Command Council, said 170, among the 249 freedom fighters included in the gazettes till 2010, might be "fake".

The list also includes names of the 61 fake freedom fighters who were identified during verification in 2016.

He said that the genuine freedom fighters should be gazetted only.

Jashore Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Kamruzzaman said verification is going to start as per the proposal of Jatiyo Muktijoddha Council.

The Muktijoddha Council will nominate one of the local freedom fighters as the president and selection committee member.

The verification work will be completed within two days, he said.

Jashore Deputy Commissioner Tamizul Islam Khan said his office had received multiple instructions from the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.

Verification activities will be completed with transparency, he added.

Although the government approved Jatiyo Muktijoddha Council in 2002, the council started its activities in 2010.

 

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