Members of the People’s National Assembly (Parliament’s Lower House) adopted, Tuesday, the bill instituting the 8th of May 1945 a National Day of Memory.
The adoption took place in a plenary session chaired by Slimane Chenine, speaker of the Lower House, in the presence of Minister of Relations with the Parliament Basma Azouar and Minister of Mujahedeen (War Veterans) Tayeb Zitouni.
The supplementary report developed by the Committee on legal and administrative affairs and on freedoms, comprises 8 amendments to the articles of the bill, including six articles which were adopted, while two proposals were included in the recommendations that will be submitted to the concerned sides (Ministry of Mujahedeen).
It is a new article which states that “the victims of the massacres perpetrated by the French colonialism on 8 May 1945 are called martyrs. The other article provides for “the criminalization of acts committed by the iniquitous French colonialism on 8 May 1945 against the Algerian people.”
The members of the People’s National Assembly welcomed Sunday the bill instituting the 8th of May 1945 a National Day of Memory, dubbing “courageous and historic” this decision.