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. Use our Dhaka City trip itinerary builder app to arrange your visit to Shahid Minar and other attractions in Dhaka City.
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  • The Shahid Minar or the Martyr Monument is a national monument in Dhaka, which was established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in the then East ...  more »
  • Shahid Minar is a national monument in Dhaka. Is a very nice place. Had a blast with our friend.
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  • This our ego. 1952 year we had fight for land language. then we got your language. that called are land language. we proud for our soldier.  more »
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