After 47 years of independence, historical Kharghar martyrs' memorial called Kharghar-71 was inaugurated at Kharghar village in Nabinagar upazila yesterday.
Lawmaker from Brahmanbaria-5 constituency Fayezur Rahman Badal inaugurated the memorial. The memorial on the neglected martyrs' mass grave was made jointly by local lawmaker, Zila Parishad and district police.
Aminul Islam, a member of Kharghar mass grave protection and implementation committee, said Pakistani army on October 10 in 1971 entered the village on the bank of the Pagla river by a warship and started crackdown on the innocent villagers where 43 people were killed.
Of them, 27 were buried in this grave. For a long time after the independence this mass grave remained neglected. As a result, new generation started to forget this historic event.
This unique and eye catching epitaph '71' will now draw attention of people from all walks of life, Aminul said.