To recognise the supreme sacrifice of the Bangladeshi freedom fighters during the 1971 Liberation War, the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to preserve and protect the burial sites where the neighbouring country’s national heroes were laid to rest.
On May 4, a team led by AMC mayor Dipak Majumder, commissioner of AMC Sailesh Kumar Yadav, local community heads, local MLA, and elected members visited a graveyard situated at Joynagar, just a few kilometers away from India-Bangladesh borders close to Agartala city.
“This graveyard has many histories. During the Liberation War in 1971, many freedom fighters of Bangladesh, who made the supreme sacrifice, are buried here. It is our responsibility to protect and preserve the area given its historical importance,” said Majumder.
During his visit, Majumder also interacted with the local community heads and assured them of full support from the government.
Announcing that the government will revamp several burial sites across the state, Majumdar said, “We have chosen this as a priority because of the size of the Muslim population in the area. It is the largest Muslim-dominated area close to Agartala city and the burial site is also spread over a vast land.”
He further said that the concerned officials have been asked to erect barbed wire fencing after demarcating the whole area and street lights will also be installed along the reconstructed road.