Panaullarchar: A silent witness to Pak atrocities
KISHOREGANJ, Apr 20: In 1971 during the Liberation War, the Pakistani army along with their local collaborators started massacre, and over the months, they brutally killed unarmed innocent people of the country.
Bhairab Panaullarchar is one of the places that also came under Pakistani attack.
On April 14, 1971, Pakistani army picked up 500 innocent people from Chandiber, Bhairabpur, Jaganathpur, Kalipur, Gosamara, Jamalpur, Shibpur, Kristanagar, Shombhupur, Gajirtek, Kalikaprasad and gunned them down.
Panaullahchar still remains silent witness to the Pakistani atrocities.
In another incident on August 20, 1971, Pakistani army picked up 22 people from Manikdee mosque and took them to Bepari Bari and started killing. But fortunately Mannan, Nurul Haque and Golap Mia of Manikdee village survived.
Abdul Mannan became speechless due to the shock and the injury. Nurul Haque and Golap Miah still bear the testimony of bayonet charge inflicted upon them.
Manikdee mosque still remains standing as a witness of brutal acts.
After 46 years of independence, the Bangladesh Government has undertaken steps to protect the mass graves and is also planning to build monument in memory of the departed souls.
Besides this, the International Crime Tribunal is also planning to visit all such places to figure out the number of people killed during the Liberation War.