Nazifa Rahman of DOT
Ten women were honoured with the status of Freedom fighters in Ataikula Palpara village of Mirat Union, Raninagar upazila, Naogaon. These women who lost their husbands, children during the war, will be provided with equal priviledges. However, out of these ten women, four of them have already died, reports Bangla Tribune.
The Ministry of Liberation Affairs recently released their names. Bani Rani Pal, Khento Rani Pal, Renu Bala and Sushma Sutradhar have passed away. Maya Rani Sutradhar, Rashmani Sutradhar, Shondha Rani Pal, Kalidasi Pal, Shondha Rani and Gita Rani Pal are still alive and have expressed their happiness for fulfiling their dreams after 47 years.
On 25th April, 1971, the Pakistani army, with the help of the Razakars and Al-Badr, tortured many people of Hindu religion of that village. More than 52 people were killed mercilessly and many, including these ten women were abused.
Advocate, Ismail Hossain, a former freedom fighter Commander of Raninagar Upazila, said, after much effort, finally, the government could honour these 10 women of Ataikula village. All the accreditation processes have already been completed and within the next victory day, hopefully, the honor will be formally handed over to them.
Naogaon-1 (Atrai-Raninagar) MP and joint general secretary of the district AL Israfil Alam, said PM Sheikh Hasina is very much sincere about the freedom fighters
and the martyr families. We are very much satiesfied and happy that these women got their rights finally.