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Sachindra Chandra Pal

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Cause of death  Police firing
Name  Sachindra Pal
Nationality  India
Died  May 19, 1961, Silchar
Ethnicity  Bengali Hindu
Parents  Gopesh Chandra Pal
Occupation  Student

Sachindra Chandra Pal
Born  1942Sylhet, Assam, British India
Known for  Martyr in Bengali Language Movement of Barak Valley

Sachindra Chandra Pal (Bengali: শচীন্দ্রচন্দ্র পাল) (1942 - 19 May 1961) was an Indian student who took part in the Bengali Language Movement in Silchar and was martyred on 19 May 1961. Shahid Sachindra Paul Road in Silchar is named in his memory.

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Early life

Sachindra Chandra born in the village of Madanpur, under Nabiganj police station in the Habiganj sub-division of the undivided Sylhet district in the year 1942, to Gopesh Chandra Pal. He was the second son among six sons and one daughter. During the Partition, their family migrated to Silchar and settled in the town. Sachindra attended the Cachar High School in Silchar and appeared for the secondary examinations in 1961.

Martyrdom

The very next day after the matriculation exams, a satyagraha was being organized at the Tarapur railway station in Silchar demanding Bengali as the medium of education. Sachindra joined the satyagraha. The rail blockade programme passed off peacefully in the morning. However, in the afternoon at around 2-30 PM, a truck carrying arrested satyagrahis were passing by, when suddenly it was set on fire. When the satyagrahis protested, the military personnel posted at the site started firing indiscriminately killing Sachindra.

References

Sachindra Chandra Pal Wikipedia


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