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Martyred Intellectuals Day (Bengali: শহীদ বুদ্ধিজীবি দিবস Shaheed Buddhijibi Dibôsh) is observed on 14 December in Bangladesh in remembrance of those who were killed by Pakistani forces and their collaborators at the end of the 1971 Liberation War. On December 14, sensing an imminent defeat, the Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators—Razakar, Al-Badr and Al-Shams—abducted and killed front-line Bengali intellectuals and professionals to cripple a newborn nation intellectually. Renowned academics, teachers, litterateurs, doctors, engineers, journalists and other eminent personalities were dragged out of their houses blindfolded and were killed before dumping the bodies in Rayerbazar, Mirpur and other killing grounds in Dhaka just two days ahead of the final victory of Bangladesh's liberation war.

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Comments (14)

F. Zaman on September 23, 2008

RR,thank u.this is in Dhaka,Bangladesh

F. Zaman on December 17, 2008

WE SHALL REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS

Lukasz J. on February 21, 2009

Very nice photo. I like it a lot.

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piotr. on December 8, 2010

Wonderful composition,very nice shot

F. Zaman on December 11, 2010

Piotr.,thanks

F. Zaman on December 11, 2010

Lukasz,thanks

Lukasz J. on December 11, 2010

pleasure's all mine :)

F. Zaman on December 12, 2010

Lukasz J.,you are so friendly...........

F. Zaman on December 14, 2010

On the night of 14 December, 1971, over 200 of Bangladesh(the then East Pakistan)'s intellectuals including professors, journalists, doctors, artists, engineers, and writers were abducted by the 'Al-Badar Bahini'from their homes in Dhaka. They were taken blindfolded to torture cells and were executed en masse, most notably at Rayerbazar.The Pakistani Army and the Razakars & Al-Badars killed thousands of intellectuals at different parts of Bangladesh during the liberation war. In memory of the martyred intellectuals, a memorial is made at the site of killing and another monument is made at Mirpur

Diane on August 23, 2012

This is an elegant memorial - so well captured! Like very much!

F. Zaman on August 23, 2012

Diane,thank you

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on October 1, 2012

Interesting reflexions -like 2--AnaM

F. Zaman on October 2, 2012

Ana Maria ,thank you

F. Zaman on December 13

Martyred Intellectuals Day (Bengali: শহীদ বুদ্ধিজীবি দিবস Shaheed Buddhijibi Dibôsh) is observed on 14 December in Bangladesh in remembrance of those who were killed by Pakistani forces and their collaborators at the end of the 1971 Liberation War. On December 14, sensing an imminent defeat, the Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators—Razakar, Al-Badr and Al-Shams—abducted and killed front-line Bengali intellectuals and professionals to cripple a newborn nation intellectually. Renowned academics, teachers, litterateurs, doctors, engineers, journalists and other eminent personalities were dragged out of their houses blindfolded and were killed before dumping the bodies in Rayerbazar, Mirpur and other killing grounds in Dhaka just two days ahead of the final victory of Bangladesh's liberation war.

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  • Uploaded on August 2, 2008
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 810 IS
    • Taken on 2008/08/01 11:03:22
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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