Mentioning that there will be no compromise over the independence and the War of Liberation, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the communal forces will be wiped out.
He made the remarks while talking to reporters after paying tributes to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War at the National Mausoleum in Savar, marking the 50th Victory Day.
Quader, also Awami League general secretary, said the oath of this year’s Victory Day is to uproot the poison tree o the communal extremism.
He said an evil force is out against the Liberation War spirit. “Our pledge at his Victory Day is that we’ll resist the communal forces being imbued with the Liberation War spirit. We won’t compromise over our pledge, ideology and Libration War values.”
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum.
On behalf of the President, his Military Secretary SM Shamim-uz-Zaman laid a wreath at the altar of the memorial with the rise of the sun at 6:34am.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, her Military Secretary Major General Naqib
Ahmed Chowdhury placed the floral wreath at the altar of the memorial at the same time.
Bangladesh was born as an independent country on this day in 1971 after the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered following a bloody nine-month war.