Leaders of a pro-Awami League platform to prevent distortion of history at a discussion on Saturday said that falsification and distortion of the history of the Liberation War must end.
They also vowed to resist any attempt to distort the history of the nation’s birth.
Muktijuddher Itihas Bikriti Protirodh Manch organised the discussion at the National Museum in Dhaka, where the leaders also called for inserting passages in the country’s constitution detailing contributions of the liberation heroes.
Jatiya Sangsad deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah, addressing the discussion as chief guest, said that distortion of historical facts started after the
death of Bangladesh’s founding president
Sheikh Muzibur Rahman in 1975.
Fazle Rabbi hoped that the parliament members and the ruling party leaders and activists, especially of Bangladesh Chhatra League, would play an active role in spreading authentic history of the country while resisting any distortion.
He said that the historical March 7 speech of Sheikh Mujib was an indirect declaration of independence, which inspired the nation towards an armed war.
Former health minister AFM Ruhal Haque said that the defeated force of the Liberation War had been distorting the history and were laying obstacles in the way to development. He urged pro-AL people to publicise correct history of the country.
Manch president Abul Kalam Azad Patwary chaired the discussion, also addressed by former MP Emdadul Haque, AL leader Sakhina Siddique and leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League.
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