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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  • Situated within the Dhaka University campus, in general this is a place with not much activities, except the sight of this significant monument. Lot of activities, processions or protests are still ta...  more »
  • The monument is located in the University area and remember those who have fallen in the fight to get that Bengali became official language in what was then East Pakistan along with urdu, Pakistani forces killed. Built and destroyed several times up to the latest sort after the war of independence in the 1970s. Not a beautiful monument but worth seeing for its high historical significance.
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  • I have never enough words to review about martyr monument. Just i want to say this monument situated in the heart of all bangla nationalists.  more »
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  • A shahid minar.
  • old and historical place
  • location point is help to find our roads !!!
  • Language monument

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