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Shahid Minar, Dhaka City

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Monument Educational Site
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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  • A national monument to commemorate the martyrs in the Language movement situated near Dhaka University . On 21 and 22 February 1952, students from Dhaka University and Dhaka Medical College and politi...  more »
  • it is just a monument...tall like chimney..u r nt allowed to go up...surrounded by field on every side...nothing much too see..  more »
  • Bangladesh is the only country created based on language on the planet. Thus it is called "Bangladesh" (Country of Bengali Language). In 1952 several activists laid there lives to demand Bangla as the...  more »
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