In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the second day of Eid al-Fitr was recognized as the Day of the Martyrs, and in this context, thousands of martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence were commemorated with prayers.
After the Bosnia and Herzegovina war in 1992-1995, by the decision taken by the Islamic Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 23, 1995, the second day of Eid al-Fitr was recognized as the Day of the Martyr, and the revival programs. They are held in cemeteries across the country.
While the central program for Martyrs’ Day was held at the Kovaci cemetery in the capital, Sarajevo, the Bosnian member of the Presidential Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Beserovic, the President of the Islamic Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Hussein Kavazovic and relatives of the martyrs attended the program.
Regarding the separatist speeches of Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik, one of the two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on this important day, Bešerović said, “It has been a security and political problem for a long time. The West needs to understand this.” He said.
Bešerović, who conveyed the message of “playing with fire” to Dodik, who said that Republika Srpska would leave Bosnia and Herzegovina at every opportunity, said: “Bosnia and Herzegovina has always existed and always will be. Bosnia and Herzegovina is greater than all evil.” He rated it.
A program was held at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery in Srebrenica, where genocide took place during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and more than 8,000 Bosniak civilians were killed, on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day.
Meanwhile, in the program organized by the Bosnian National Council in Croatia in the capital, Zagreb, prayers were held for those who were martyred during the Bosnian-Herzegovina war.
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