The High Court ordered the government to identify and
preserve sites and memorials of historical importance relating to the
Liberation War of 1971.
Included in these sites was Suhrawardy Udyan where Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman delivered his March 7th speech and the site where
the Pakistani army surrendered on December 16, 1971.
The Court asked the government to convene a committee of
historians, freedom fighters, anthropologists, and others, to determine which
sites should be preserved.
These selected sites should be maintained at an
international standard, said the Court ruling, so that future generations may
pay their respects to those who died in the War.
Amir Khasru has the details in his report.