10th day of April, 1971: The Proclamation Of Independence

On this day of April 10th 1971, the first government of Bangladesh was formed. It was formed on the basis of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's declaration of independence on March 26 and election verdict of 1970 and was sworn in on April 16, 1971. Bangabandhu was made the President, with the Commander-in-Chief of the War ...

When will UN recognise Bangladesh genocide?

The genocide of 1971 is well documented in various forms. The first detailed report of the atrocities was published by a well-known Pakistani journalist Anthony Mascarenhas in the UK's The Sunday Times, on June 13, 1971. Mascarenhas, who was among a group of journalists from West Pakistan invited by the government to write in support of the mili...

Liberation war was inevitable

Hiren Pandit: If Bangabandhu had fled in this war to drive out the Pakistani aggressors in Bangladesh or had gone underground and tried to run the war like the communist revolutionaries, the military ruler of Pakistan would have had ample opportunity to prove him as a separatist. But after his country was occupied, Bangabandhu declared independe...

March 25th: Darkest night in the history of Bangladesh

A black veil has just showed up over the history of mankind. It was the night of March 25, 1971. The roar of tanks broke the silence of the night. Millions of people in Bangladesh, then a province of Pakistan, woke up not to the chirping of birds but to the thudding sounds of bombs and bullets. That was the kickoff of one of the biggest genocide...

Declaration of Independence by Bangabandhu & Birth of Bangladesh

The landslide victory of the Awami League in the 1970 election accelerated the liberation struggle of the Bengali nation. On March 7, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the final instructions to prepare for the Liberation War at a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. On March 23, he hoisted the map-emblazoned...

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

51 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...

'Genocide Watch' recognizes the Pakistan army's 1971 genocide in Bangladesh

Genocide Watch, a US-based organisation that campaigns against all forms of mass murder, has recognised as genocide the crimes committed by the Pakistani forces during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971. “Genocide Watch recognizes the crimes committed by the Military Forces of Pakistan against the Bengali population in Bangladesh i...

Freedom from Slavery: A Story of War, Friendship & Liberation

As the Pakistani junta started a conspiracy to eliminate the Bengali nation soon after the landslide victory of the Awami League-led by Bangabandhu in the 1970’s general election, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman started preparing the nation for armed resistance. His call for non-cooperation deactivated the power of the Pakistani administ...

The Indian troops left independent Bangladesh in the hands of its elected leader

Approximately one crore Bengalis took shelter in India when the Pakistani junta started crackdown and genocide on the ordinary people in Bengal in 1971. Indian government showed humanity to our ancestors like the Awami League government does to the Rohingyas who were persecuted by the Myanmar army. India also withdrew its troops from Bangladesh ...

Razakars directly helped Pakistanis carry out genocide and rapes

When the Pakistani military started the brutal genocide and rape of the Bengali nation in March 1971, a special force consisting of a handful of Bengalis was formed to assist them. The Ipkaf consisted of 13,000 members, mainly non-Bengalis living here, with General Jamshed as its head. Mujahid and Razakar forces were formed with local Bengali co...

Why the barbaric plan to assassinate intellectuals and organized rape of Bengali women?

The Pakistani junta carried out brutal tortures on Bengali women for nine months since their heinous crackdown with heavy arms and tanks on the sleeping Bengali nation on the night of March 25, 1971. With the help of Razakar, Al-Badr and Al-Shams forces, they set up separate detention centres for women in each area. Pakistani vampires set the gr...

After rape, genocide and looting, Pakistani aggressors got involved in infighting

While the Bengali nation rejoices in victory from the beginning of December, the barbaric Pakistanis drown in the shame of defeat. But even after the defeat in the Liberation War in 1971, their brutality did not stop. The Pakistani juntas have yet to be civilized even after their unconditional surrender to the freedom fighters and Indian allied ...

Jamaat tried to thwart Liberation War victory under Pakistanis directions

The victory of the Bengali nation was only a matter of time when the Liberation War was coming to an end. The Pakistanis hatched new conspiracies when worldwide public support grew for the Bengali nation due to the brutality and barbarism of the Pakistanis. They then choose some Jamaat leaders to join the UN session as the representatives of the...

Freedom fighters became indomitable after returning from training camps

The Bengali nation emerged as an independent nation-state with the birth of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared independence at the very beginning of the Pakistani military’s brutal aggression on the night of March 25. Earlier, Bangabandhu prepared the whole nation for armed resistance by his directi...

December: Month of Victory

December is the month of victory. It is the month to remember the sacrifices of nation's bravest sons an daughters. It is the month to celebrate the victory achieved through sheer will and bravery against a horde of monsters from West Pakistan. The glorious symbol of independence gained in exchange for the lives of three million martyrs and two ...

Operation Kilo Flight: It was Bengali pilots who landed the first airstrike on Pakistanis in 1971

On December 3 and 4, 1971, the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) announced its arrival in the Liberation War with the first of several daring raids. Twin air strikes in Chittagong and Narayanganj took out crucial fuel depots, grounding Pakistani jets. Freedom fighters on the ground continued their relentless push to reclaim the country’s soil, s...

Spirit of Liberation War & New Generation

Hiren Pandit: The war of liberation was a war to free the Bengali nation from the shackles of exploitation. The spirit of the liberation war is the name of a nation's dream. The dream inspired the nation to establish a sovereign state and united the Bengali nation in establishing a democratic and non-exploitative society. The liberation war of...

The Proclamation of Independence

The Chhatra Sangram Parishad read out the 'Declaration of Independence' in presence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at a rally at Paltan Maidan in Dhaka on March 3 in 1971. It specified the establishment of an independent and sovereign state called 'Bangladesh', setting three goals. The three goals are – the practice of the Bangla lan...

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...

News of Bangabandhu's Proclamation of Independence in international media

News of Bangabandhu's Proclamation of Independence in international media