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Shaheed Minar, or the Martyr's monument, located near Dhaka Medical College, commemorates the struggle for Bangla language
Shaheed Minar, or the Martyr's monument, located near Dhaka Medical College, commemorates the struggle for Bangla language

The Language Movement was a cultural and political movement in the erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1952. Image File history File links Shaheed_minar_Roehl. ... Image File history File links Shaheed_minar_Roehl. ... Image:Shaheed minar. ... Dhaka Medical College (DMC), established in the British colonial period, is the top medical school in Bangladesh. ... East Pakistan was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


After the formation of Pakistan in 1947, the West Pakistani rulers, who dominated the Government, intended to make Urdu (spoken mostly in West Pakistan) the national language of the whole Pakistan. The Bengali population, which was an ethnic majority in erstwhile Pakistan, was not in agreement with this and started a movement to provide equal status for their own language, Bangla. The matter worsened in February, 1952 when Khawaja Nazimuddin, governor of East Pakistan, reiterated the government position on the national language. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Independent (as part of Pakistan) from British Empire - August 14, 1947 Separated from East Pakistan as Pakistan - March 26, 1971 Capital Karachi Language Urdu, English West Pakistan consisted of the western part of Pakistan from 1947 until 1971, when East Pakistan became Bangladesh and West Pakistan became the present-day... The phrase Zaban-e Urdu-e Mualla written in Urdu Urdu () is an Indo-European language of the Indo-Aryan family that developed under Persian, Turkish, and Arabic influence in South Asia during the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire (1200-1800). ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in Bangla, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা ) is an Indo-Aryan language of South Asia that evolved as a successor to Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Khawaja Nazimuddin Khawaja Nazimuddin (Urdu: خواجہ ناظم الدین) (Bengali: খাজা নাজিমুদ্দীন)(July 19, 1894 - 1964) was the second Governor-General of Pakistan, and later the second Prime Minister of Pakistan as well. ... HI A governor is also, a monkey who is smart and can fly like a penguin is a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ...


Police declared Section 144 which banned any sort of meeting. Defying this, the students of Dhaka University and other political activists started a procession in February 21, 1952. Near the current Dhaka Medical College Hospital, police fired on the protesters and numerous people, including Abdus Salam, Rafique, Barkat, Jabbar died. The University of Dhaka is the oldest university in Bangladesh. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dhaka Medical College (DMC), established in the British colonial period, is the top medical school in Bangladesh. ...


The movement spread to the whole of East Pakistan and the whole province came to a standstill. Afterwards, the Government of Pakistan relented and gave equal status to Bangla. East Pakistan was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971. ...


This movement is thought to sow the seeds for the independence movement which resulted in the liberation of Bangladesh[1] in 1971[1][2]. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


To commemorate this movement, Shaheed Minar, a solemn and symbolic sculpture, was erected in the place of the massacre. The day is remembered as the Language Movement Day in Bangladesh and is a national holiday. Image:Shaheed minar. ... Language Movement Day or Language Revolution Day (ভাষা আন্দোলন দিবস), which is also referred to as Language Martyrs Day or Martyrs Day (শহীদ দিবস), is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bengali as a national language during Pakistan regime in 1952. ...


Recently, February 21 has also been declared as the International Mother Language Day [2] by the United Nations. February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... There is a disputed proposal that this article should be merged with Language Martyrs Day 21st February has been proclaimed the International Mother Language Day by the UNESCO in 2000. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


References

  • 1. ^ Rahman, T. 1997. Language and Ethnicity in Pakistan, Asian Survey, Vol. 37, No. 9. (Sep., 1997), pp. 833-839.
  • 2. ^ Oldenburg, P. 1985. "A Place Insufficiently Imagined": Language, Belief, and the Pakistan Crisis of 1971, The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 44, No. 4., pp. 711-733.

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