Bangabandhu’s Six- Point: Bill of Rights for Bengalis

After the partition from India in 1947, Pakistan born with two wings, East Pakistan and West Pakistan. Since it's beginning, visible partiality were observed between to wings by it's colonial and authoritarian modes of governance. East Pakistan were exploited economically, almost in every aspects. All important government offices like the head o...

Six Point: The stepping stone of Liberation Movement

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque and Dr. M. Abul Kashem Mozumder: Six-point movement was the stepping stone of the war of liberation the basis of which was Bengali nationalism. The movement was closely connected with the development of Bengali nationalism. The response from the common people to six-point demand was spontaneous. Continuous exploitation...

June 1966, Six Points, and the making of history

Syed Badrul Ahsan: June 7 remains a seminal moment in national history, a definitive point of reference in Bangladesh’s political narrative. On this day in 1966, the people of what was then East Pakistan enforced a total general strike in the province in support of the Awami League’s Six Point program of autonomy. The Six Points h...

Six-point: “Charter of Freedom” for Bengalees: Sheikh Hasina

We observe June 7 as the Six-Point Day. The year 2020 has appeared as a unique year in the life of the Bengalees. This year is very important for us – meaning the people of Bangladesh. Massive programmes were undertaken to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Not only in Bangladesh, but t...

Six-Point Demands: Roadmap For Bangladesh’s Emancipation

On 7th June in 1966, the people of the then East Pakistan observed a general strike in the province in support of the Awami League's Six-Point demands of autonomy announced a few months earlier by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The strike, in the course of which a number of individuals were killed in police firing and a number of others were injured, w...

The Six Points . . . and Pakistan’s General Bajwa

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Some rather interesting things have been happening in Pakistan. The country’s omnipresent and omniscient army has for the past couple of years been doing all it can to have the 18th amendment to Pakistan’s constitution repealed. There is a simple reason why General Qamar Pervez Bajwa, the current army chief, is un...

An Analysis of Six Points

Tanjil Ahmed The Bengalis were not liberated even after 190 years of British rule (1757-1947) and exploitation after the death of Sirajuddaula, the last independent Nawab of Bengal. In 1947, after the emergence of Pakistan, a new chapter of exploitation, torture, and oppression began on us. Pakistan continues the oppression, exploitation, and i...

Awami League to held Webinar on Six Point Demand tonight

A live online discussion on the historic six-point day will be held tonight on the official Facebook page of Bangladesh Awami League (www.facebook.com/awamileague.1949). The live webinar discussion titled ‘the historic Six-point Day to Independence’ to be participated by youths, politicians and historians will be held at 8.10 pm tod...

From 'A charter of survival' to 'An Inspiration for a bold new future'

Sharifuzzaman: It was Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who alluded in his book 'The Great Tragedy' that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's six point movement was a veiled secessionist agenda not supported by the people of East Pakistan. The subsequent events that included mass demonstrations, historic political gatherings and a glorious freedom war proved that Bhutto ...

Mujib’s 6 point program: Foundation of our independence and emergence of Bangabandhu

Barrister Imtiaz Uddin Ahmad Asif: The six point program or demand headed by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a call for “maximum autonomy” for the people of the then East Pakistan with his underlying objective of making a sovereign state for the Bangalees. Widely regarded as the “charter of freedom” for Bangladesh’s stru...

Six-Point Demand: A Watershed in Our Glorious History

Anwar A. Khan: Harry S Truman pointed out aright, “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skilful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” In fact, the Six Point Movement was an eventful nonpareil one in the...

The historic six-point movement and its impact on the struggle for independence

The historic Six-Point Demand or the Six-Point Formula has been widely credited as the "charter of freedom" in Bangladesh's struggle for self-determination from Pakistan's domination. Indeed, the six-point movement in 1966 was the turning point in our quest for independence. On June 7 in 1966 the Awami League called a countrywide hartal in the t...

Six-point Demand: Roadmap for Founding Bangladesh

The six-point demand is a milestone historical event for us in Bangladesh. It marked a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depends. It was a movement in the then East Pakistan, spearheaded by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which called for greater autonomy for East Pakistan. The movement's main agenda ...

Six Points Movement: Making of a History

The six point movement was a movement in the then East Pakistan, spearheaded by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which called for greater autonomy for the eastern part of Pakistan. The six-point movement is a milestone in the history of our struggle for independence. The six point declaration has been widely credited as the "charter of freedom" in Banglad...