Published: 2014-05-20 15:56:03 BdST
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son and her ICT adviser gave the call in his Facebook post on Tuesday after the newspaper triggered widespread criticism for this observation in an article on Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi.
“I am shocked that Prothom Alo, our largest Bengali newspaper, referred to our War of Liberation as an India-Pakistan war. By doing so they have insulted the memory of 3 million martyrs who were brutally murdered during the war,” Joy wrote in his post.
“I consider this a heinous offence and those responsible must be sacked immediately,” he said.
Joy said he was not surprised by this incident.
“It, however, does not surprise me. If you will recall, during the military regime from 2007-2008 Prothom Alo quite openly backed the dictatorship. They have proven time and again that they do not believe in democracy.