Bangladesh will populate a range of occasions before their golden jubilee of its Independence and the birth anniversary of the nation’s first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 16 states, such as India.
“To spread the importance of Freedom, liberation, war and forfeit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh authorities and Muktijoddha Academy Trust would hold many parties and many events in 16 states,” Bangladesh Liberation War Affairs Minister A.K.M. Mozammel Haque stated while addressing a convention and cultural role here on Friday.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had been popularly Called Bangabandhu, was the former President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He’d uttered the Bangladesh liberation battle following which the nation emerged as a sovereign nation from Pakistan in 1971.
Pakistani soldiers and governments had allowed loose colossal atrocities on the people of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), especially on the girls,” the visiting minister said.
A 35-member delegation containing Bangladesh Parliament associates, freedom fighters, academicians and musicians headed by Haque and Muktijoddha Academy Trust Chairman Abul Kalam Azad arrived in Tripura on Wednesday and visited historic and liberation war coaching websites.
Azad, while covering the event, stated: “The Army, followed closely by individuals of then East Pakistan, fought with the liberation war effectively, decisively and shielded the sovereignty of present-day Bangladesh and India.”
“Tripura capital town Agartala along with other bordering cities of this country had played a significant role since these areas were the launching pad for the primary offensive into Bangladesh. Residents of Tripura played a massive role by offering assistance to the Indian Army and Mukti Joddhas,” he added.
“About 22 lakh Bangladeshi refugees -a number bigger than the country’s then inhabitants of 17 lakh — had taken refuge in Tripura alone.”
Throughout the war, 10 million men, women and kids from East Pakistan took refuge in West Bengal, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya.
Tripura Assembly Speaker Rebati Mohan Das and Independence fighter and former Bangladesh authorities Secretary Azizur Rahman were present at the occasion.
The Bangladesh liberation war afterwards become a full-scale India-Pakistan war, causing the surrender of 93,000 Pakistani soldiers at Dacca (now Dhaka) on December 16, 1971. India was the first state to recognise Bangladesh as a sovereign state.