Martyr Monument

Local nameCentral Shaheed Minar
LocationDhaka, Bangladesh

The Shaheed Minar is a national monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in then East Pakistan.

On 21 and 22 February 1952, students from Dhaka University and Dhaka Medical College and political activists were killed when the Pakistani police force opened fire on Bengali protesters who were demanding official status for their native tongue, Bengali. The massacre occurred near Dhaka Medical College and Ramna Park in Dhaka. A makeshift monument was erected on 23 February by students of Dhaka medical college and other educational institutions, but soon demolished on 24

February by the Pakistani police force.

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Address Road towards Shandhani Unit, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Coordinates 23°43'39.096" N 90°23'47.871" E

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