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Naogaon was freed 2 days after final victory

  • Published at 12:29 am December 18th, 2019
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Map of Naogaon district Dhaka Tribune

On December 18, the valiant freedom fighters of Naogaon declared the district free by hoisting the national flag of independent Bangladesh atop the old Collectorate Office premises

The people of Naogaon district got the taste of freedom on December 18 of 1971, two days after the nation’s final victory.

On December 18, the valiant freedom fighters of Naogaon declared the district free by hoisting the national flag of independent Bangladesh atop the old Collectorate Office premises.

After a daylong close-quarters combat with Pakistani occupation forces on December 17, the freedom fighters entered the district along with the Indian army on the morning of December 18, and declared the area free after nine months of the Liberation War.

Although the whole country was freed from the enemy forces on December 16,  the freedom fighters were still barred from entering Naogaon by the Pakistani army, with mortar shells raining down on the former. 

Finally, almost 2,000 troops of the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered to Indian army officer Major Chandra Shekhar on December 18, said Harun ur Rashid, former commander of freedom fighters in the district.

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