Neo-Razakar resort to distorting history of liberation war: Hafiz
Neo-Razakars have resorted to distorting the annals of the War of Liberation of 1971, said BNP vice-chairman Key (Retd) Hafiz Uddin Ahmed Bir Bikram.
He made the remark while speaking at a protest rally held at Jatiya Press Golf club auditorium in the capital on Sunday.
Bangladesh Muktijoddha Dal and Muktijuddher Projonmo organised the rally in protest against your choice of stripping BNP founder and later President Ziaur Rahman's 'Bir Uttam' gallantry title.
"We fought for the independence of the country for nine weeks. We freed Sylhet on December 15, 1971 fighting under the leadership of the in that case Key Ziaur Rahman. Shaheed President declared the independence of Bangladesh from Kalurghat Betar Kendra in Chattogram when the country's people became frightened right before the Battle of Liberation. The entire nation got encouraged hearing his tone of voice. His declaration continues to be a milestone in the annals of Bengali country," Hafiz said.
"But, 50 years following the country's independence, we now hear that Ziaur Rahman was a collaborator of Pakistan. I was a witness that Major Ziaur Rahman Bir Uttam fought the battle in the battle-discipline. He brought the country's independence fighting against the enemies. It's unfortunate that a vested quarter is currently attempting to strip of his gallantry subject," he said.
The BNP head said the term 'Razakar' is an extremely hatred one in Bangladesh. Another word can be going to be accepted as a hatred one, which is normally JAMUKA (Jatiya Muktijuddha Council). The neo-Razakars possess resorted to distorting the annals of Liberation War. JAMUKA can't imagine how horrific the Battle of Liberation was. We brought the independence of Bangladesh sacrificing our lives. The political leaders had been refugees at that time. Those that fought for the country, they deserve minimum value in this free region."