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Erroneous and inexcusable

  • Published at 12:00 am December 19th, 2019
Liberation War minister
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque addresses a press conference at the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs on Sunday, December 15, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

It is inexcusable that the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs is unwilling to claim responsibility

To say that the list of Razakars put forth by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has caused a negative stir in the country would be an understatement.

Nearly five decades after our independence, the list, comprising 10,789 names of those who conspired against Bangladesh and collaborated with the Pakistani forces during 1971, has unfortunately been revealed to be full of errors, including names of known freedom fighters and pro-liberation individuals, while also containing repeated names.

This is unacceptable, and the list, which was supposed to add a sense of closure to the people of Bangladesh 48 years after victory from the oppressive Pakistani forces, has instead brought about outrage.

What is even more shameful is that the offices of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs are looking to put the blame on the Home Ministry for these errors.

This achieves nothing but highlights a sheer lack of urgency and care, displayed by those who were tasked to bring out one of the most anticipated and important documents in the history of our country.

It is inexcusable that the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, whose primary task and reason for existing is to uphold and preserve the memory of the Liberation War, is unwilling to claim responsibility for its lack of sincerity in verifying the list presented to them.

There are grave ramifications to these errors, and how the freedom fighters -- those who risked their lives for this country of ours -- felt when they saw their names on this list.

To that end, the authorities must look to correct this grave error with the utmost priority and display more sincerity and seriousness in the future with an issue as important as this. 

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