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Mirpur tragedy day Sunday

  • Freedom fighters of Manikganj played heroic role
  • Fight broke out in village Mirpur of Shibalaya upazila on December 10, 1971

The Mirpur tragedy day would be held on Sunday. The day will be observed marking the killing of innocent people on this day in 1971 by the occupational Pakistani army.

Freedom fighters of Manikganj played a heroic role during the Liberation War in 1971. They fought an uneven battle against the well-trained Pakistan army in Mirpur area on that day.

A fight broke out in the village Mirpur under Uthali union of Shibalaya upazila of the district on December 10, 1971 between Freedom Fighters and Pakistan occupation Army and their associates Razakars. On that day the Razakars with the help of the Pakistan Army looted the village and set fire to more than 100 houses of the village.

They also killed innocent villagers including one Kokaram. The occupation forces and their allies fired 80 bullets towards him and cut him in many pieces.

The people of the village remember the day every year with various programs. The retired headmaster of Puran Poyla Government Primary School Mofiz Uddin Ahmed who was the student of class eight during the liberation war described the incident of 1971. According to Mofiz Uddin and some other elderly people of the village Mirpur was used as a transit camp for the freedom fighters who came from the west side of the river Jamuna and moved towards Dhaka and other parts of the then Manikganj Sub-division.

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