23 more Biranganas recognised as FFs
Twenty-three more Biranganas (war heroines) have been recognised as freedom fighters for their contribution in the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs issued a gazette notification in this regard on May 25.
With this, a total 90 Biranganas got the freedom fighter status in three phases.
Biranganas, who fought during the Liberation War in 1971 for the country, now will get the status of the freedom fighters and would enjoy the same benefits that freedom fighters are enjoying.
Once recognised, every Birangana will now receive a monthly allowance of Tk 8,000 and special quotas in the government jobs and many more benefits for their children and grandchildren.
The process of recognising the Biranganas as freedom fighters started following a High Court order on January 27, 2014.
At least 1.62 lakh women were raped, and another 1.31 lakh Hindu women went missing during the Liberation War, according to the War Crimes Facts and Findings Committee led by Dr M Hassan. The Hindu women were believed to have been raped and killed in the Pakistan army camps.