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Chuadanga, Noakhali liberated on this day
Our correspondents

Chuadanga, Noakhali liberated on this day

This recent photo shows a monument, dedicated to the memory of martyred freedom fighters, in Noakhali. Independent photo

Chuadanga district was freed from the clutches of Pakistani Army on December 7 in 1971. This day is being observed by different socio-cultural organisations and political parties and Chuadanga Muktijoddha Sangsad in a befitting manner. The day-long programme includes hoisting of national flag, rally, discussion meeting, cultural function and showing of documentaries on freedom fight.  The people of the district celebrate the day every year with great joy, pride and enthusiasm.

 Pakistani occupation army captured Chuadanga district on April 16,1971. They shot to death about 4 hundred people at Sarajganj Bazaar and set fire to houses and shops on the day. In Chuadanga town, over 150 common people were killed by the occupation army on the day.  On August 5, 1971, a fighting erupted between Pakistani occupation forces and freedom fighters at village Jagannathpur-Ratanpur in Damurhuda upazila of the district.  At least 8 freedom fighters were killed during the fight. The martyred freedom fighters are Kiamuddin, Hasanzaman, Abul Kashem, Rowshan Ali, Robiul Islam, Alaul Islam Khakon, Afazuddin and Tarek Rahman. Local people buried them at village Jagannathpur.

Our correspondent from Noakhali adds: Today, December 7, is Noakhali free day. On this day local freedom fighters freed Noakhali town from the clutches of Pakistani occupants after a fierce battle at PTI compound at Maijdee town of the district.

On this day, the enemy forces first swooped on Chowmohani commercial hub. Later, with the help of local razakars they set fire to houses, shops and other business establishments in the town while local freedom fighters cordoned around PTI center. The district administration arranged different programmes that included rally, discussion meeting at the PTI center Mokta Manch in observance of the day.

Noakhali Muktijoddha Sangsad district unit commander Mozzaml Hossan Milon told The Independent that they will arrange different programmes including meetings and rally to observe the day.