The Chief Justice paid tribute to the language martyrs

Supreme Court Appellate and High Court judges led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hasan paid tribute to language martyrs on Great Martyr’s Day and International Mother Language Day.

The Chief Justice along with the judges of both (Appellate and High Court) Divisions of the Supreme Court paid tributes at the Central Shaheed Minar at midnight on Tuesday. They observed a minute’s silence after offering the wreath. At that time, Supreme Court officials and employees were also present.

Earlier, President Shahabuddin Ahmed and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tribute to language martyrs by placing wreaths at the Central Shahid Minar in the first hour of Martyrs’ Day. After them, under the leadership of Chief Justice Obaidul Hasan, the judges of the High Court and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court placed wreaths at Shahid Minar.

This is the 72nd year of Great Martyr Day. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO recognized this day as the International Mother Language Day in 1999 to mark the unique sacrifice of the brave children of Bengali mothers who sacrificed their lives for their mother tongue. Since then, the day is being celebrated all over the world with various programs in their respective mother tongues.

On February 21, 1952, in the march of the agitators demanding Bengali as the state language, Salam, Rafiq, Barkat, Shafiur and many others who have not been named were killed by the police on the orders of the Pakistani ruling group. In continuation of that sacrifice for the language, we got independent Bangladesh through the great liberation war of 1971