August 1, 2018
Monument to be erected in memory of Marichjhapi incident
The State Government has decided to erect a monument at Marichjhapi Island in the Sundarbans in memory of the incident of forcible eviction of Bangladeshi refugees in 1979 and the subsequent deaths of around thousands in police firing, starvation and disease.
This was announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the State Assembly on Thursday, July 26.
The incident which took place on the direction of the then Left Front Government in the State is a black mark in the history of Bengal, and has always been roundly condemned by Mamata Banerjee.
Source: Millennium Post