This is in reference to the news titled “Maulana Bhashani memorabilia” which appeared in this newspaper recently. It comes as a shock to learn that the memorabilia of one of our greatest national leaders are in such bad condition due to lack of care and preservation.
Prior to independence, Maulana Bhashani rose to the occasion whenever the nation was in the throes of a political crisis. Let's also remember that he led the mass movement that eventually forced the Pakistani regime to free Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other political detainees charged with treason.
The state of Bhashani's memorabilia is a sign of disrespect to the memory of a great national leader. I urge the government to preserve the memorabilia of all our important national leaders. That is the least they deserve.
AKM Ehsanul Haque, Dhaka