What was occurred in 21st February in 1952?

What was occurred in 21st February in 1952?

On 21 February 1952, police opened fire on rallies. Abdus Salam, Abul Barkat, Rafiq Uddin Ahmed, Abdul Jabbar and Shafiur Rahman died, with hundreds of others injured. This was a rare incident in history, where people sacrificed their lives for their mother tongue.

What happened in Dhaka on 21st February 1952 AD?

The students of the University of Dhaka and other political activists defied the law and organised a protest on 21 February 1952. The movement reached its climax when police killed student demonstrators on that day. The deaths provoked widespread civil unrest.

Why is Feb 21 called Shaheed?

21 February commemorates the language martyrs of East Pakistan who fought imposition of Urdu and established Bangla as their official language nearly two decades before Bangladesh became an independent country. (My brothers gave their blood for 21 February/Can I forget…).”

How 21st February is celebrated in Bangladesh?

Language Movement Day
Language Movement Day

Language Movement Day ভাষা আন্দোলন দিবস
Observed by Bangladesh and Bengali speakers in India and elsewhere
Celebrations Flag hoisting, parades, singing patriotic songs, the Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano, speeches by the President and Prime Minister, entertainment and cultural programs.
Date 21 February

Why did Bangladesh separate from Pakistan?

Pakistan and Bangladesh are both South Asian Muslim-majority countries. Following the end of the British Raj, the two countries formed a single state for 24 years. The Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 resulted in the secession of East Pakistan as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Why did martyrs sacrifice their lives in 1952?

Their language and cultural heritage were distinct- the majority in East Pakistan spoke Bangla, mother tongue of roughly 55 per cent of Pakistanis, at the time. On this day in 1952, the brave sons of our land laid down their lives to protect the dignity of our mother tongue.

Who were killed in the procession on 21 February 1952?

Those killed on Feb 21 were identified as Rafiquddin Ahmad, Abul Barkat, Abdul Jabbar, Abdus Salam, Shafiqur Rahman, Abdul Awal, Ahualullah and an unidentified boy. But only five people were officially recognised as Language Martyrs – Abul Barkat, Abdul Jabbar, Rafiquddin Ahmad, Abdus Salam and Shafiur Rahman.

Why is International Mother Language Day?

Multilingual and multicultural societies exist through their languages which transmit and preserve traditional knowledge and cultures in a sustainable way. International Mother Language Day is observed every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

What is a tongue language?

A first language, native tongue, native language, or mother/father/parent tongue (also known as arterial language or L1) is a language or dialect that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period.

What is the significance of 21 February in Bangladesh?

Ekushey February also known as Ekushey, 21 February, Shaheed Dibas (Martyrs’ Day), Bhasha Andolon and international mother language day. 21st February is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bengali as a national language during Bengali Language Movement of 1952.

What happened on 21st February 1952 in Dhaka?

It was on 21st of the February in 1952 that the students of the Dhaka University, Jagannath University along with Dhaka Medical College come out with a demonstration to restore ‘Bangla’ as the National Language of the former East Pakistan. But, the Junta of Pakistan ordered to shoot out over the procession brutally.

When Bangla day is celebrated in Bangladesh?

This day is commemorated for the martyrs of the language movement on 21st February 1952. After the movement, Bangla got the honor of being the state language of the former East Pakistan, the current Bangladesh.

What happened on 21 February 1971 in Bangladesh?

Pakistani forces demolished the monument during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, but the Bangladeshi government reconstructed it in 1973. Ekushey Television, the first private terrestrial TV channel of Bangladesh was named after the Event of 21 February.