BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Aug 14: The Baghse has demanded that the remains of martyr bab Shehidur Rehman, one of the members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Basu-led Azad Hind Fauz, be brought back to India from Yangon’s Mingladon Airfield Camp. Rehman was the only Assamese martyr who laid down his life during the bombing by British forces on March 31, 1945. Other three people from Assam who joined the Azad Hind Fauz were Umesh Chandra Deb Chowdhury from Barpeta district’s Patacharkuchi, Sayeed Jalaluddin Ahmed from Kamrup district’s Hajo Fakirtola and Dam Chandra Mahanta from Hajo Bordodhi Xatra.
In a statement issued to media here on Sunday, Baghse president Ajad Ali said late Umesh Chandra Deb Chowdhury, before his demise last year, told persons concerned the location where the remains of bab Shehidur Rehman were buried in Yangon.
Ali further stated that Assam ought to learn from Japan and the UK how war martyrs should be treated and respected, and bringing the remains of martyr Rehman by the Assam government would be great respect paid to a great Assamese braveheart and freedom fighter.