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...

India supported helpless Bengalis by opening the world’s largest refugee camp

Millions of Bengalis started fleeing the country towards neighbouring India to save their lives when the Pakistani junta started mass killings and rapes on the night of March 25, 1971. In such backdrops, India opened its border to give shelter for more than one crore Bengali refugees, 15% of the total population, in its nine states during the ni...

Indira Gandhi travels the world to tell the truths of the Liberation War

It was 1971. There was no Facebook, YouTube or any other social media like now. So, it was very difficult to get accurate information from outside about what was actually happening in Bengal. People from Europe, America and Africa got little information through a few international newspapers as it was difficult to broadcast the real news even on...

1,500 troops from Allied forces died while supporting freedom fighters

  The indomitable courage of our Bengalis and the blood of the freedom fighters wrote the history of the War of Independence of Bangladesh. Under the indomitable leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the heroic Bengali, with their long aspirations for freedom, finally achieved the great victory on December 16, 1971. As soon as B...

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...

Bangabandhu's Initiatives to Build War-torn Bangladesh

Hiren Pandit: Bangabandhu was released from the prison in Pakistan on 8 January 1972 and left for London on 9 January. On the morning of January 10, Bangabandhu made a short break in Delhi and left for Dhaka. The plane touched down at Tejgaon Airport at 3 pm. From there, it took Bangabandhu two and a half hours to reach the Historic Racecourse ...

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...

Awami League should be strengthened to uphold Liberation War spirit: Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the AL should be strengthened to uphold the Liberation War spirit as sustaining this spirit is a must to take Bangladesh to a dignified position. He said this while addressing a discussion marking the 18th anniversary of Bangabandhu Adarsho Forum joining it virtually from his official res...

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...

March 25: Pakistan army on a killing mission

Fifty years ago on 25 March 1971, all hopes for a political solution to the crisis in Pakistan lay in ruins. A day earlier, on 24 March, sensing the sinister intentions of the Yahya Khan junta, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had instructed his aides to propose to the regime that a wholesale transformation now needed to be brought into the con...

10 January 1972: Liberator Reunites with His People

Liberty was in the air. The chant of “Joy Bangla”, in bold voices, reverberated at Tejgaon old airport and its surrounding areas on a chilly afternoon of January 10, 1972. Minutes after the daybreak, emotion choked tens of thousands of newly freed Bangalees of his Bangladesh gathered there, even after knowing that the Father of the ...

In December, we paint the skies with Joi Bangla colours

Syed Badrul Ahsan: It is December once again. It is once more the season when we travel back in time to recall the triumph we came by in an epic war for national freedom. In December we recall the sacrifices of three million of our compatriots; we remember the support of our friends across our frontier and further beyond; we recreate in this mo...

Unforgettable Heroes of Bangladesh

Following the address of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, innumerable people from all walks of life – farmers, labourers, students and common people joined the Liberation War of Bangladesh. One by one other fearless fighter from the army, navy and air-force joined the war. Their endless courage and intellectual f...

Thoughts on the month of March

- Professor Mamun Al Mahtab (Shwapnil) With a nation celebrating thirteen festivities in twelve months, it is a mathematical reality that every month of the year means something special to the Bangladeshis and Bengalis as a whole. March of all is perhaps special, as there are several dates in March bearing extra significance to this nation. Mar...