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Abdul Jalil

South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

January 10, 2022 to January 31, 2022

Abdul Jalil was born on 15 February 1910 at Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands; s/o Nazeer Mohammed. He was a teacher at Port Blair, turned a member of the Indian Independence League (IIL) and mobilised the neighborhood for extending political and financial support to the Indian Independence League during the Japanese occupation of the Andaman Islands (1942-45), he was arrested on the charge of spying for the British in October 1943, and kept confined in Cellular Jail. He was tortured during his detention and finally shot dead on 30 January 1944 by the Japanese Firing Squad. He was buried thereafter at Hom-fraygunj.

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