The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has formed a committee with researchers, freedom fighters and its officials to prepare the list of martyred intellectuals.
Ministry secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh will lead the committee where Additional Secretary M Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan has been made a member while Deputy Secretary Rathindra Nath Datta will act as the member secretary, according to a notification issued by the ministry.
Prof Muntassir Mamoon of Dhaka University, President of Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee Shahriar Kabir, Prof Mejbah Kamal of DU, Trustee of Genocide-Torture Archive and Museum Dr Chowdhury Shahid Quader, its researcher Gazi Salauddin, Director of National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) Prof Dr Baizid Khoorshid Riaz, cultural personality Nasiruddin Yousuff Bachchu and Lt Col (retd) Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir are there in the committee.
The committee will work to make recommendations along with names, fathers’ names and addresses of martyred intellectuals after reviewing the list.
It will define who of those of the martyrs of the Liberation War will be included in the list of martyred intellectuals.
The committee will also analyze the applications of individuals received from different ministries, departments, agencies, districts, upazilas and other sources and recommend about including their names in the list of martyred intellectuals.