The Liberation War Affairs Ministry has suspended the Razakars' list today in the face of huge criticism as it contained names of some freedom fighters.
The corrected list will be published on March 26 next year, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said today at programme in the capital.
"Home ministry made the list of the Razakars. The list was given to the Liberation War Affairs Ministry in a pen drive. We publish the list as it is," he added.
The minister also said, "Discussions started in various levels over the list. Prime minister also noticed it. She ordered for quick publication of the corrected list of the Razakars. Now the action is being taken accordingly."
"Action will also be taken against those who have made the list," he added.
A day after publication of the Razakars' list on December 15, controversy began over the inclusion of some names of freedom fighters in the recently published list of the Razakars.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque Tuesday apologised for publishing freedom fighters' names in the Razakars' list. However, he defended himself saying, "The home ministry provided the list and we just published it."
But hours after the claim of Mozammel Haque, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said his ministry had sent a note on corrections to the list but the Liberation War Affairs Ministry did not follow it.
The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Sunday published a list of 10,789 Razakars who collaborated with the Pakistani occupation forces during the War of Liberation in 1971. But the list drew huge criticisms as the names of freedom fighters are there in it.