A national committee comprised of renowned figures to be formed to prevent distortion of liberation war history, said the PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that a national committee is being formed with eminent persons to frame a new syllabus to project a true history of the liberation war.
“A committee is being constituted at the national level comprising renowned historian Professor Muntasir Mamoon, writer and academic Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal, war veteran Shahriar Kabir, and writer Selina Hossain to prepare a new syllabus to project true history of the liberation war,” she said.
The Leader of the House said this in reply to a question from treasury bench member, Ashim Kumar Ukil (Netrakona-3), tabled in the parliament during the question time of the Prime Minister.
The prime minister expressed hope that, with the accomplishment of work by the committee, it will be possible to stop distortion of the history of liberation war, and project its true history before the new generation, adding that her government has taken special programs to check distortion of liberation war history, and project its true history.
“After the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, misrule continued in the country, and it was run by a government which was against the spirit of the liberation war,” she said.
Before the formation of her Awami League government in 1996, after 21 long years, the history of the liberation was trampled in various ways, she added.
“But after assuming office, our government has taken various programs to project the true history of the liberation war before the people, and inspire the new generation with its spirit,” she said.
The steps include highlighting the true history of the liberation war in curriculum and textbooks, reviewing the syllabus from class one to the university, and abolishing the distortion of the history from the concerned books after identifying them.
The prime minister said initiatives have been taken to incorporate the true history of the liberation war in the syllabus, to present real history of the liberation war to the students.
Apart from this, she said that measures have also been taken for displaying films through mobile museums by the Muktijuddho Jadughar, and construction of liberation war-based ‘panorama’ to instill liberation war spirit, as well as ‘Ghrina Stambha’, and replica of torture cell in Dhaka, to show the brutality of the Pakistani occupation forces.
The Leader of the House said her government has been working sincerely to preserve the mass graves which bear the memories of the martyred freedom fighters, and greatest sons of the nation who were killed by the Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators.