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Name of ‘Razakar’ found in Magura Shaheed Minar

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Published: 20:49, 21 February 2021   Update: 20:54, 21 February 2021
Name of ‘Razakar’ found in Magura Shaheed Minar

A name plaque of a ‘Razakar’ is found at a Shaheed Minar in Sabdalpur union under Sreepur upazila of Magura district.

Following the name issue, locals including freedom fighters expressed their agitation.

It was known that Razakar Jabbar Mollah alias Jabbar Sardar, his brother Abed Ali, Rashed Mollah, Bilat Ali Sardar and their family members committed crimes in their village during the liberation war. They fled the area after the independence war. Later, they returned back to the village. To the locals, they are still known as Razakars.

A Shaheed Minar was built in Bakhera Government Primary School three years ago. Valiant freedom fighter Nurul Hossain Mollah was named as inaugurator while Mashfekur Rahman was mention as special guest. However, late Abdul Jabbar Mollah’s son Akram Hossain was named as sponsor of the Shaheed Minar.

Locals complained that the names of Razakar and his son were put in the Shaheed Minar intentionally.

Following the issue, Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigosthi Magura district unit drama secretary Al Amin said, “A negative message is being sent to the new generation due to the Razakar’s name in the Shaheed Minar. We want the removal of the name from there.”

Sabdalpur union parishad chairman Muktijoddha Nurul Hossain Mollah claimed that he doesn’t know anything about the name of Razakar.