DHAKA: The High Court (HC) has ordered the government to declare the March 7, the day when Bagabandhu Sheikjh Mujibur Rahman gave his historic speech, as ‘Historic National Day’.
The HC, in its order, also directed the authorities to publish a gazette notification within one month.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the order after disposing of a rule in this regard on Tuesday (Feb 25).
Earlier on November 20, 2017, a HC bench issued a rule asking the government to explain why it should not be directed to declare March 7 as a historic national day.
On March 7 in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered the speech at the then Race-course Maidan (now Suhrawardy Udyan), inspiring the nation to go for the Liberation War.
In the speech, Bangabandhu called on the freedom-loving Bengalis to wage a decisive struggle against the Pakistani rulers.
BSDT: 1822 HRS, FEB 25, 2020