The people of Manikganj on Thursday observed the ‘Teroshree Massacre Day’, remembering the tragic killing of innocent villagers by the Pakistan Army and their local collaborators during the Bangladesh War of Liberation in 1971.
People from all walks of life, including freedom fighters, and the Manikganj district administration paid homage to the martyrs of Teroshree village at Ghior upazila in the district.
On November 22 in 1971, the Pakistani Army in collaboration with the local Al-badr and Razakars killed a total of 43 villagers of Teroshree, including the then Zemindar Siddheshwari Roy Prosad Chowdhury and Principal Atiar Rahman. They also burnt to ashes all the houses of the village and 70 shops of Teroshree Bazar.
On the occasion, different programmes were held on the Shahid Memorial premises at Terosrhee. The programmes include memorial meeting, mourning procession with black badges, placing wreaths and hoisting the national flag.
Manikganj district administration, district freedom fighters command council and the common people placed floral wreaths at the memorial of the martyred.
Deputy Commissioner of Manikganj SM Ferdous attended the memorial meeting as the chief guest with president of the Memorial Committee Abdul Hakim Master in the chair.
Chairman of Manikganj Zila Parishad, district Awami League president Advocate Golam Mohiuddin, general secretary and public prosecutor Advocate Abdus Salam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Ghior Mowshumi Sarker Rakhi, former MP Mofizul Islam Khan Kamal, commander of Gerila fighting in Liberation War time Engineer Tobarak Hossain Ludu, Azharul Islam Arzu, Momin Uddin, Abdul Mannan Prodhan, secretary of the Memorial Committee Someshwar Prosad Roy Chowdhury, former Ghior Upazila Parishad Chairman Afjal Hossain Khan Joki, and Poyla Union Parisad Chairman Engineer Harunor Rashid and freedom fighters and the family members of the martyrs attended the memorial meeting.
DC SM Ferdous said that people should come forward to collect and protect the real history of the Liberation War. He also urged students to take inspiration from the spirit of the Liberation War.