Bangabandhu was heard in Bihar, India

Julian Francis: In March 1971, I was working as an agricultural volunteer on a Gandhian related poverty alleviation project in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, in the villages worst hit by the Bihar Famine of the late 1960s. I had been in India for three years as an agricultural volunteer. I know that I should/could have contributed more, but I was happy tha...

Historical 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

My dear brothers….. I have come before you today with a heavy heart. All of you know how hard we have tried. But it is a matter of sadness that the streets of Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rangpur and Rajshahi are today being spattered with the blood of my brothers, and the cry we hear from the Bengali people is a cry for freedom a cry for...

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

48 years ago, Bangabandhu gave the finest speech of his life at the erstwhile historic Race Course Maydan. Disregarding the intimidation and threats of the Pakistani Army's tanks, guns and machineguns, and in the presence of a million audience, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared in a booming voice: "This time, the struggle is for our lib...

Speech of 7 March is a political grammar: Swadesh Roy

Very few leaders in the world get a towering historical moment in his political carrier. On the contrary a few leaders in the world can create themselves a towering historical moment in his political lifespan. In our sub-continent Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the only leader who created that enormous political situation and gave a speech...

Debar anti-liberation forces returning to power: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the nation to debar anti-liberation forces and perpetrators of crimes against humanity from returning to power, as she addressed a public rally coinciding with Bangabandhu's historic 7th March speech anniversary."Those people who have faith in War of Liberation and spirit of independence and development sho...

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