Khaleda Zia summoned on count of ‘Liberation War martyrs’ comment

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Dhaka, Jan.25 (ANI): Bangladesh Nationalist Party(BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been summoned by a Dhaka court today to appear before it on March 3 over the sedition suit filed for her comment on the count of ‘Liberation war martyrs’.

Khaleda, on December 21 last year said that there are controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War.

Two days after her comments, former secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), sent a legal notice to Khaleda, asking her to apologise to the nation for her remarks, reports The Daily Star.

Yesterday, the Home Ministry approved a prayer for bringing the charge against her for remarks on the number of Liberation War martyrs.

Khaleda’s comment drew widespread flak and sparked protest among pro liberation quarters.(ANI)

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