The number of actual freedom fighters is likely to reduce
The government is set to publish a final list of approximately 210,000 freedom fighters on March 26, Independence Day, next year.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque made the statement at a press conference in the ministry's conference room on Sunday.
Initially, the estimated number of actual freedom fighters was 251,000. However, due to some technical reasons and repetition of names, the number is likely to be reduced to 210,000, the minister stated.
At the same briefing, the Liberation War Affairs Ministry published a list of 10,789 razakars who collaborated with the Pakistani occupational forces during the Liberation War of 1971.