Graves of five FFs still now neglected

Ujjalpur Martyr Day observed at Jhikargachha

Published : 13 Nov 2020 08:46 PM

The Ujjalpur Martyr Day was observed at Ujjalpur village under Bankra union of Jhikargachha upazila in Jashore on Friday in a befitting manner.

On the occasion, a discussion and special prayers were held at noon. Ujjwalpur Muktijoddha Dakhil Madrasa's President Abdul Aziz presided over the event while Manirampur Muktijoddha Sangsad Commander Ala Uddin, Assistant Commander Iqbal Hossain, Madrasa Super Biojid Bostami and other local freedom fighters and well-wishers addressed the meeting. Maulana Mosharraf Hossain conducted the prayer program.

On November 13 in 1971, five  people sacrificed their life at Ujjalpur village to snatch the red sun for independence.

Although that soul is engraved in the pages of history, even after 49 years of independence, no such structure has been formed around that memory of the martyrs. Their graveyards are neglected.

In 1971, Captain Fazlur Rahman was the commander of the bases of some freedom fighters stationed in Ujjalpur, Khosalnagar, Digdana, Matsia and Dumurkhali villages of Monirampur in Bankra Union.

On the day of the incident, on November 13, a group led by Keshabpur Freedom Fighter Commander Subhash was supposed to be on guard at the Kopotaksh river ghat in Khosalnagar. But, before the appointed time they left the guard and went elsewhere.

As a result, the Pakistani army and its allied Razakars secretly crossed the Kopotaksh river from Manipura's Jhampa to Khosalnagar.

 Meanwhile, another group of freedom fighters led by Abdul Khaleq started advancing towards Kopotaksh river to guard Khosalnagar ferry.

On the way, Nishar Ali of Ujjalpur village reported that the Pak army had crossed the river and was stayed somewhere nearby. Then the freedom fighters led by Abdul Khaleq started advancing in search of the Pak army.

Abdul Khaleq of Keshabpur, Jalal Uddin of Manirampur, Abdul Razzak, Jamshed Ali and Nur Islam were martyred in a surprise attack by the Pak army in the garden.

After the attack, the Pak army left the scene and returned to the road, stabbing Jamal Uddin to death with a bayonet.

Then local freedom fighter organizer Hossain Ali and villagers buried fiv martyrs in Ujjalpur. Muktijoddha Dakhil Madrasa was established there in 1995 to remember that martyrs.