Shaheed Minar (Language Martyrs Monument), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shaheed Minar (Language Martyrs Monument), Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Shaheed Minar (Bengali: শহীদ মিনার Shohid Minar lit. “Martyr Monument”) commemorates those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in what was then East Pakistan. On 21 and 22 February 1952, students from Dhaka University,...