Dhaka, Bangladesh
War criminals' children can't be AL member: Minister

War criminals' children can't be AL member: Minister

Our Correspondent BRAHMANBARIA, Jul 12: Minister for Liberation War Affairs A K M Mozammel Haq said children of war criminals can in no way be considered to become members of Awami League. The minister told while he was visiting Sonarampur area of Ashuganj upazila in Brahmanbaria on Thursday to examine the activities of construction of a monument dedicated to the martyrs of the Indian Allied Forces during the Liberation War. During the visit the minister categorically said, "If anyone is found such member anywhere, they will be expelled. There is no debate about this." The minister said, under no circumstances, the trial of the war criminals will halt. Punishment for war criminals is being executed gradually. People are getting news of trials of those who are big war criminals. But trial for the small ones, who opposed the independence would not get media coverage. They are given life imprisonment or other punishment. That is why people think that the trial of war criminals has been postponed. Actually, the trial is going on. The minister also said that more than 700 Indian soldiers fought staying with us and had been martyred on Bangladesh soil. We want to erect a monument in memory of them. Ashuganj was one of the major scenes of battle, therefore the government has decided to build a monument here. Among others, the Ministry Secretary SM Arif-ur-Rahman, Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner Hayat-ud-Dwola Khan, Ashuganj Upazila Parishad Chairman Hanif Munshi, Ashuganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Nazimul Haider were also present on the occasion.

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