Martyr Town Dhekiajuli of Assam

Context:


The Prime Minister of India visited two significant historical places in Assam. The first place was Sivasagar’s Jerenga Pothar, where the 17th century Ahom Princess Joymoti sacrificed her life and the second place was Dhekiajuli town which is associated with the quit India movement of 1942.

About the Dhekiajuli:


  • As a part of Quit India Movement processions of freedom fighters marched to various police stations across several towns in Assam.
  • The squads were recognised as Mrityu Bahini or death squads.
  • They had wide participation and set out to unfurl the tricolour atop police stations.
  • In Dhekiajuli at least 15 people were shot dead, three of them are women, including 12 year old Tileshwari Barua.

Significance of Martyr Town of Dhekiajuli:


  • Dhekiajuli is known as a historic land and it is a symbol of valour and pride.
  • Dhekiajuli was home to possibly the youngest martyr of the Indian freedom Struggle.
  • The Dhekiajuli police station was accorded heritage status and restored by the Assam Government

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