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Ferdousi Priyabhashini gets FF status

  • Published at 03:10 pm August 11th, 2016
Ferdousi Priyabhashini gets FF status
Ferdousi applied to National Freedom Fighters Council for the status around a month ago and the council in its 35th meeting approved her name to be enlisted as a freedom fighter, said Sufi Abdullahil Maruf, public relation officer of Liberation War Affairs Ministry. As per the approval of the council, the ministry issued an official gazette on July 11, signed by its deputy secretary M Mahbubur Rahman Faruki, announcing her name as a freedom fighter. The gazetted Birangonas (war heroine), who were persecuted by Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators, enjoy all the government facilities that regular freedom fighters do with effect from last year. A freedom fighter gets honorarium, ration and medical services. They, their children and grandchildren enjoy reserved quotas in public recruitment and in educational institutions. In September last year, 41 Biranganas were recognised as freedom fighters for the first time. After that several gazettes, including this one, were published awarding the status to a total of 123 Biranganas. Parliament passed a proposal to include Biranganas in the list of freedom fighters on January 29 in 2015. According to the ministry, around 200,000 women and girls were abused during the Liberation War.