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Keeping the freedom fighter in a state of insolvency is a shame for the country, commented the High Court (HC) yesterday while delivering verdict on a writ filed on behalf of the freedom fighters who were excluded from freedom fighter list. The government allowance the freedom fighters get is their right and not charity, HC said, reports Bangla Tribune.
The bench of justices Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury and Ahmed Sohel made the remarks. Barrister Toufiq Enam Tipu moved for the petitioners while Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta stood for the state.
The court directed to hear the statements of the excluded members after sending them notices. Besides the court also ordered to enlist 208 freedom fighters who filed the writ within 90 days.
In 2014, a list was sent to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs enlisting freedom fighter.
After scrutinizing the list, the ministry excluded 208 names in 2016. The freedom fighters filed a writ plea challenging the ministry’s decision to the High Court.
Freedom fighters being insolvent shameful for state: High Court