10 Biranganas at Raninagar get FF status
RANINAGAR, NAOGAON, Dec 8: For their contribution to the Liberation War in 1971, 10 Biranganas of Ataikula Palpara Village in Mirat Union of Raninagar Upazila have got status as freedom fighters recently.
Though the women of the village contributed a lot in the nine months of the war, they did not get their deserved status for various reasons during the last 48 years. At last, they got the status on July 29 last.
Among the 10 Biranganas, four died and the rest are alive. The late Biranganas are: Bani Rani Pal, Khanta Rani, Renu Bala and Shushoma Bala of Ataikula Palpara Village. The alive are: Maya Sutradhar, Rashmuni Pal, Kalidashi Pal, Sandhya Rani Pal, Geeta Rani Pal and Shushoma Pal of the same village.
Though the Biranganas had lived amid hardship in those years, their families and the local freedom fighters are now happy following the status.
Ataikula Pal Para Village is situated 7km away from Raninagar Sadar. The Pakistani occupation army, along with their local collaborators, attacked the village on April 25, 1971, and killed at least 52 people. They also tortured the 10 Biranganas.
Meanwhile, the authorities concerned said the Biranganas will get their allowances very soon.
Gautam Pal, a member of a martyr family, said they are very grateful to the government as it honoured the Bbiranganas.
Former Upazila Muktijoddha Commander Ismail Hossen said the government gave the status to the Biranganas and approved the allocation for preserving the local mass graves. The Biranganas will get their allowances very soon.