Anti-liberation forces and Pakistani collaborators in 1971 are being put on a list to be compiled by the government, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said yesterday at a rally protesting the Jamaat strike.
The minister said: “We are finalising the list of freedom fighters and likewise, we will finalise the list of razakars and anti-liberation forces.”
He added that he had spoken to the secretary of home affairs about completing the list of anti-liberation forces.
Admitting it would be a challenge to complete a list of razakars 43 years after the liberation war, the minister said a government committee would be formed to scrutinise the evidence.
“The committee will include people’s representatives and central and local leaders of the Muktijoddha Command Council,” he said.
Historian Muntasir Mamun thanked the government for the initiative to finalise the list.
“We have demanded the list of razakars for the last 40 years and we thank the government for this,” he said.
Muntasir claimed it would not a difficult job to finalise the list because many collaborators were well-known and well-documented in the history books. “The initiative is good but I worry that it will be left unfinished,” he said.