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Shahid Minar, Dhaka City
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Appreciate the importance of Shahid Minar, a monument where history, architecture, and art meet to honor the martyrs who fought for the recognition of their native language. In 1952, during the Bengali language movement demonstrations, the police force opened fire on protestors who were fighting for the official status of the Bengali language in Bangladesh. Existing monuments dedicated to the martyrs were demolished, with the monument you see today being rebuilt after the Bangladesh Liberation War. The monument, made of marble and colored in red and white, features Bengali poetry written in iron letters. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Shahid Minar by using our Dhaka City trip itinerary builder.
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  • Me as a linguist was interesting monument, in fact, in defense of the mother tongue (Bengali). Lovers of history and social movements.
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  • As this place is inside my educational institution, I have to go there almost every day. It is so much more than just a monument to the Bangladeshi people. If anyone comes to Dhaka, and is interested ...  more »
  • The Shahid Minar monument commemorates those who died in 1952. They were students of Dhaka Medical College and Dhaka University together with others who were protesting about getting recognition for B...  more »