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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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  • The students of Dhaka University and Dhaka Medical College were killed on 21st February 1952 by Pakistani police. The students were protesting to establish official status of native Bangla language as...  more »
  • Martyrs shaded blood for our mother language. We all Bangladeshi are proud of our language. I think we all should keep our Shahid Minar clean.  more »
  • If you know the history of this place before going there, you are bound to be emotional. All you need to do is to imagine yourself in 1952. This places is unique in the sense that, you will hardly fin...  more »
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