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12:00 AM, December 13, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:43 AM, December 13, 2016

Manikganj, Bogra freed this day

Manikganj and Bogra were freed on this day in 1971.

Our Manikganj correspondent reports: Under the leadership of Captain Abdul Halim Chowdhury, the freedom-loving people of the then sub-division (now district) vowed to resist the Pakistani army in March, 1971.

In late November, freedom fighters defeated Pakistani troops in a few battles.

Finally they declared the area free on December 13, hoisting the National Flag atop the Primary Training Institute in the town.

Our Bogra correspondent adds: On this day, the northern district was also freed as the Pakistan occupation army and their local collaborators surrendered to the freedom fighters and Indian allied forces.

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