61 more Biranganas recognised as Freedom Fighters
Dhaka, December 15: The government has recognized 61 more Biranganas, who were tortured by the Pakistani forces and their allies in the Liberation War, as freedom fighters (muktijoddhas). With this, the number of Biranganas recognized as freedom fighters stood at 400. The gazette was issued on Monday (December 14) in recognition of their freedom fighters. The Biranganas got this recognition as per the decision of the 70th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council (Jamuka).
The Biranganas got this recognition as per the decision of the 70th meeting of the National Freedom Fighters Council (Jamuka).
The present Awami League-led government decided to recognize the Biranganas as freedom fighters. They will enjoy all the other government benefits like freedom fighters, including allowance every month.
According to a press release issued on October 29, the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs called for the gazetted registration of the physically and mentally tortured Birganganas at the hands of the Pakistani aggressors and their allies during the 1971 Liberation War.
They have been asked to submit the application to the respective Upazila Nirbahi Officer. Necessary documents (NID / Wartime Commander's report / Local Freedom Fighters' report, if any) are asked to be submitted with the application.
Upazila Nirbahi officials will send the opinion of the Upazila Muktijoddha Verification and Selection Committee directly to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs. Besides, if any other person, organisation, researcher, women's organisation, NGO has information about Nari Vir Muktijoddha (Birangana), it has been requested by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs to cooperate in the work of gazette registration.