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War criminals' descendants can't be members of AL: Mozammel

He visits site for monument to martyred Indian soldiers

July 12, 2019 12:00:00

BRHAMANBARIA, July 11 (BSS): Liberation War Affairs Minister A K M Mozammel Haque on Thursday firmly said no children of or successors to war criminals can be member of Awami League.

"Awami League will expel them if children of any war criminal's family become member of the party… there should be no controversy over the issue," he said.

The minister said this while visiting a site at Sonarampur in Ashuganj Upazila selected for construction of a monument in memory of the Indian soldiers who embraced martyrdom in the War of Liberation in 1971.

"Trial of war criminals will never be stopped. It will continue," he said urging local people to file lawsuit against the war criminals of their area.

The minister said trial of the war criminals is a continuous process. All criminals from top to bottom will be brought to book in phases, he said.

About the much-talked-about 'fake muktijoddha', the minister said, the government has classified those people who were not warriors of 1971. "We are taking action whenever we are getting any allegation," he said.

The Liberation War affairs minister said more than 700 Indian soldiers have embraced martyrdom in the War of Liberation. So, the government has decided to build a monument in their memory.

The government has selected Ashuganj for the monument as most of the Indian warriors were killed in this area, the minister said.

Secretary of the Liberation War Affairs Ministry SM Arif Ur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner of Brahamanbaria Hayat-ud-Dowla Khan, Upazila Parisad chairman hanif Munsi, UNO Nazimul Haider, president of Bangladesh Ain Samity Quamruzamman Ansari and former commander of Ashugonj Muktijoddha Sangsad Iqbal Hossain were present.

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