December 11 Laksam Invaders Liberation Day. In the face of nine months of resistance, the Pakistani army retreated from December 8 to December 10, and on December 11, the greater Laksam region was liberated from the Pakistani invaders.
Beltali slaughterhouse in Laksam is the only memory of the brutal torture and killings of the Pakistani forces during the liberation war of 1971. During the war of 1971, after brutally killing thousands of Bengalis in Beltali, south of Laksam Railway Junction in Comilla, the bodies of the Pakistani invaders were buried in the ground. During the Liberation War, the Pak Army established a base in the cigarette factory at Laksam Railway Junction 3. In this base, the Pakistani army used to capture the common people including the freedom fighters and kill them indiscriminately and buried them in the Beltali slaughter ground 500 yards away.
According to the local freedom fighters, in the first week of the war, many people including freedom fighters were killed in the face-to-face battle with the Pak army. Among them, two brothers named Mustafa Kamal and Solaiman, Abdul Khalek of Mishri, Abul Khair of Kamdda village are still not able to forget their memories.
The beginning of the victory month of the glorious liberation war of the Bengali nation. This month of 1971 brought the joy of a great achievement in the life of the Bengali nation. This region was freed from the chain of subjugation in this month of 71. The long 23 years of exploitation and torture of the Pakistani people was buried in victory. On this day, the freedom fighters freed the region from the enemy by hoisting the flag of independence by the then student leader late Nazir Ahmed Bhuiyan at the Laksam High School ground. During the liberation war in 1971, Greater Laksham was divided into 4 sectors to better organize the freedom fighters and conduct the war smoothly. As the wartime commander of 4 sectors. Abu Taher Majumdar, Md. Chayedul Islam, Ed. Abul Bashar and Md. Abdul Malek officiated. Besides, several platoons of men participated in guerrilla warfare with the 4 sector commands comprising the surrounding borders of the region. Bijaypur (present Sadar Dakshin Upazila) to the north of Laksam, Shahrasti Upazila of Chandpur District to the west, Sonamuri Upazila of Noakhali District to the south and India border of present Chauddagram Upazila to the east were the wartime areas of this region. Although there were 472 names of freedom fighters in different brigades during the war, the list of freedom fighters has only been getting longer since independence.
In this month of 1971, when the brutal killings of the Pak army started, the local people, including the freedom fighters of the region, rushed to counter-resistance. After 9 long months of fighting, the blood of hundreds of thousands of people and the honor of hundreds of women were exchanged for the taste of victory in this month. Laksam was liberated on December 11.