Bangladesh’s liberation war -- an inspiration for Rohingyas

Bangladesh’s 49th Victory Day was celebrated at Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar. Rohingya refugees, students and children from different schools have celebrated the day amidst various programs. Talking to Bangladesh Post refugees said, Bangladesh’s liberation war is a great lesson for many deprived nation and also an inspiration for those who are struggling for freedom.

At the largest refugee camp in the world Kutupalong and Balukhali, Bangladesh's patriotic songs have been played on loud speakers in various blocks and lines. Khalilur Rahman Khan, In-charge of the Kutupalong registered Refugee camp said that the refugees sought permission for celebrating the Victory Day, but they were refused.

Mohammad Shafi, a registered refugee in Kutupalong camp said, Bangladesh’s Victory Day brings joy for the Rohingys. “Refugee students are very keen to know the history of liberation war, lead by great leader Bangabandu Sheik Mujibur Rahaman. We always expect such a leader who can lead us to achieve our freedom in Myanmar”, said Mohammad Shafi.

“We always hope and pray for a peach and prosperous Bangladesh, He added. Younus Arman( 25) a Rohingya activist said, Bangldesh’s liberation war is an inspiration for all the oppressed people around the world. In 1971, Bangladesh gained her victory in exchange of thousands life. Duwa for them who have sacrificed their lives life for the country.” More than one million Rohingyas are living in the camps of Cox's Bazar, some of whom have been living in Bangladesh for almost three years.