Martyred Intellectuals Day today

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Today is Martyred Intellectuals Day. It’s a day of sorrow for the Bangladeshis. In this day in 1971 IndiaBangladesh joint force was on the verge of victory. Sensing the fact the Pakistani force and their local collaborators decided to kill some frontline intellectuals of the country.

Doctors, University academics, journalists engineers were among them. Most of them were abducted from their residence. Later their dead bodies were found at Rayerbazar, Mirpur.

It was an attempt to weaken the newborn nation intellectually. Prominent intellectuals likeProf Muniruzzaman, Guha Thakurta, Dr Alim Chowdhury, Shahidullah Kaiser, Prof Muneir Chowdhury, Dr Fazle Rabbi, Prof GC Dev, JC Sirajuddin Hossain, Prof Santosh Bhattacharya and Mofazzal Haider Chowdhury were among them.

A memorial has been built at Rayerbazar in their respect. Peoples from all walks of life place wreath there in this day to pay respect.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed

Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on

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