Agartala case: Evidence of Bangabandhu's armed struggle for independence

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman emerged as the spokesperson and sole leader of the Bengali nation after he announced the historic 'Six Point' Programme as the General Secretary of the Awami League in 1966. Then, being elected party president in the March council, Bangabandhu continued to drum up support across the country to build public opini...

Agartala Conspiracy to Mujibnagar Government: Bangladesh's Provisional Government in Exile

Squadron Leader (Rtd) M Sadrul Ahmed Khan: 50 years ago in 1971 the provisional government of the People`s Republic of Bangladesh popularly known as the Mujibnagar government was formed on 10th April and took oath on 17th April at Meherpur sub-division of the then Kushtia district. . It was the first-ever government of Bangladesh. Agartala cons...

Mass Upsurge 1969: On 24th January, the future beckoned

Syed Badrul Ahsan: On this day in 1969, the movement to force the Ayub Khan regime from power gathered pace when the young school student Matiur Rahman and a rickshaw puller were shot down by the police on the streets of Dhaka. It was one more sign of the regime's increasing nervousness, especially in East Pakistan, where a popular uprising aga...