The first part of the final list of freedom fighters has been published, says media report.
Names of 1 lakh 47 thousand 537 freedom fighters were included in the list.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq published the list at a press conference on Thursday.
The minister said, “Names of many are under investigation. Many of those who were excluded from the list earlier have filed complaints. Their names will temporarily be excluded. After completion of investigation, the names will be added in the list. But the number will not be over 3,000 to 4, 000 across the country.”
In the list, some 12,563 freedom fighters including Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders are from Barishal division, some 30,053 from Chattogram division, some 37,387 from Dhaka division, some 10,588 from Mymensingh division, 17,630 from Khulna division, 13,889 from Rajshahi division, 15,158 from Rangpur division and 10, 264 freedom fighters are included from Sylhet division.
In addition, publishing list of some 191 martyred intellectuals, the liberation war affairs ministry said the rest of the list of valiant freedom fighters and martyred intellectuals will be published in phases.