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9 December, 2016 00:00 00 AM
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Barisal Free Day observed

STAFF REPORTER, Barisal

'Barisal Mukto Dibas', the day of freeing Barisal from the clutch of occupation force, was observed yesterday, demanding preservation of the memorials connected with Liberation War and execution of highest punishment of all war criminals.

On this day in 1971 'Mukti Bahini' (freedom fighters) took control of Barisal town, the then district headquarter and second largest river port of the country, defeating Pakistan occupation army and their associate collaborators in several pitched encounters.
Day long programmes, including hoisting national and organisational flag, discussion on district Muktijoddha Sangsad office premises, discussion and cultural programme at the alter of Bijoy Bihango, the memorial constructed to remember  the incident, held to mark the day.
The programmes were participated by huge number of freedom fighters, representatives of pro-liberation forces, socio-cultural-political organisations.
The discussion meeting was also held on district Muktijoddha office premises. Sheikh Kutub Uddin Ahmed, Commander of Muktijoddha Sangsad, and Barisal unit command presided over the meeting.
Speakers of the progamme demanded immediate execution of the highest punishment of the all war criminals.
They also calling for preservation of the places and evidences connected with liberation war said, mass killing ground and other places reminiscent of the glorious independence war in the Barisal city,  are in a neglected condition even after four decades of the victory.  
Udichi Barisal unit and Barisal Natak jointly arrange a discussion and cultural function at the alter of Bijoy Bihanga at Amtala crossing of the city at the afternoon.

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