Martyred Intellectuals Day - December 14
Thu Dec 14th

Martyred Intellectuals Day

Every year, Bangladesh observes Martyr Intellectuals Day. This is a day of remembrance for the vast number of intellectuals who were killed by Pakistani forces in 1971.

A major conflict erupted in East Pakistan in March of 1971, after a general election. The Awami League, a political group, had won the elections. During the establishment of a new government, arose. The Bengalis and West Pakistanis were particularly tense. As the Awami League launched a campaign of civil disobedience, violence erupted. Many non-Bengali civilians were assaulted by Supporters. This was the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War.

The Pakistani forces began to lose on December 14, 1971, the Pakistani forces were already suffering. They kidnapped and killed Bengali intellectuals and professionals as a result. They did so in an attempt to intellectually cripple Bangladesh's newly freed country. These intellectuals included educators, researchers, researchers, physicians, engineers, and journalists. These intellectuals included educators, lawyers, researchers, scientists, physicians, engineers, and journalists. They were forced out of their homes, blindfolded, and killed.

360 intellectuals were killed, according to the Provisional Government of Bangladesh. This number has been challenged. According to some, over 1,000 intellectuals were killed. Even though the government has a comprehensive list of those who were killed, the government has yet to be released, a list of those who were killed has yet to be published.

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Government officials in Bangladesh commemorated the day by laying wreaths at the memorial site in Dhaka for the martyred intellectuals. Many people in the country also have a moment of silence or hold candlelight vigils. Despite the fact that this day is observed in Bangladesh, there are still some ways for you to participate: Even though this day is observed in Bangladesh, there are some ways for you to participate:

  • The history of Bangladesh and how it became an independent country in 1971
  • Watch "1971" a documentary about the Bangladeshi Liberation War
  • After so many years, there is no closure after so many years. Consider what it is like for family members of the martyred intellectuals

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In 1993, Bangladesh's government considered constructing a memorial in Dhaka for the martyred intellectuals. The Martyred Intellectuals Memorial was started in 1996 and was completed in 1999. Family members and loved ones of the martyred intellectuals of the martyred intellectuals of the martyred intellectuals of the city visited the gravesite where their loved ones were believed to have died before the memorial was unveiled.

The exact date that the Martyred Intellectuals Day was officially established is still researching the exact date.