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The High Court has directed the authorities concerned of the government to immediately confiscate all the copies of the book titled “Bangladesh Bank-er Itihas (History of Bangladesh Bank)” from the market, as some of its contents contain distorted history.


The probe committee also found distortion of history in the book.

 

The report said the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu had named the central bank as Bangladesh Bank which was established in 1972. But his photo was absent in the book Bangladesh Banker Itihash.

 

Citing the editorial panel, the report said the publication of the photos of then Pakistan President Ayub Khan and East Pakistan Governor Monem Khan in the book was a wrong decision.

 

After the submission of the report, Shubhankars lawyer confessed that a mistake had been committed and apologised verbally.

 

Bangladesh Banker Itihash was published in December 2017. The absence of the image of Bangabandhu in the book drew huge flak.

 

On October 2, 2018, chairman of the Bangladesh Human Rights Commission Mohamamd Iktedar Ahmed filed a writ petition with the High Court over the issue.

 

The HC on that day issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the distortion of history in the book and the absence of the image of the Bangabandhu should not be declared illegal.

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