Shamsuddoza Sajen

Shamsuddoza Sajen is a journalist and researcher. He can be contacted at sajen1986@gmail.com

Indomitable March: Indira pledges support for Bangladesh

On March 31, 1971, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi moved a resolution in parliament strongly criticising the military action in Bangladesh.

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Indomitable March: The battle of Kushtia

At 4:00am on March 30, 1971, Bangladeshi forces, comprising East Pakistan Rifles (EPR), police and civilians under the leadership of Abu Osman Chowdhury, then a major and commander of the fourth wing of EPR, attacked the Pakistan occupation army in Kushtia from three sides.

2m ago

Indomitable March: Bangabandhu flown to Karachi

In the evening, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was flown via helicopter from the cantonment, where he was detained, to the Tejgaon Airport. Afterwards, he was flown to Karachi by a special military aircraft.

2m ago

Indomitable March: Pak atrocity continues

On March 28, 1971, American Consul General in Dhaka, Archer K Blood, sent a telegram to Islamabad and Washington captioned “selective genocide”. He reported that they were “mute and horrified by a reign of terror by the Pakistan military” in East Pakistan. Pointing towards various pieces of evidence, Blood suggested that Awami League supporters and Hindus were being systematically targeted by the martial law administrators.

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Indomitable March: Archer K blood’s situation report

American Consul General Archer K Blood in a situation report submitted on March 27, 1971, wrote that according to numerous accounts, including eye witness reports, the Pak military crackdown on Bangalee nationalists has been carried out throughout Dacca swiftly, efficiently (despite heavy resistance from some quarters, including pro-Awami League police and East Pak Rifles), and often with ruthless brutality.

2m ago

Indomitable March: The gates of hell cast open

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a press statement issued today, called for a general strike throughout Bangladesh on March 27 against the army’s action in certain places in East Pakistan including Saidpur, Rangpur and Joydevpur.

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Indomitable March: Final meeting

There was a final meeting between Awami League’s team and Yahya’s advisers on March 24, 1971, at 6:00pm.

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Indomitable March: ‘Let us hope for best and remain prepared for worst’

The representatives of president Yahya Khan and an Awami League team met twice today.

3m ago
March 31, 2024
March 31, 2024

Indomitable March: Indira pledges support for Bangladesh

On March 31, 1971, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi moved a resolution in parliament strongly criticising the military action in Bangladesh.

March 30, 2024
March 30, 2024

Indomitable March: The battle of Kushtia

At 4:00am on March 30, 1971, Bangladeshi forces, comprising East Pakistan Rifles (EPR), police and civilians under the leadership of Abu Osman Chowdhury, then a major and commander of the fourth wing of EPR, attacked the Pakistan occupation army in Kushtia from three sides.

March 29, 2024
March 29, 2024

Indomitable March: Bangabandhu flown to Karachi

In the evening, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was flown via helicopter from the cantonment, where he was detained, to the Tejgaon Airport. Afterwards, he was flown to Karachi by a special military aircraft.

March 28, 2024
March 28, 2024

Indomitable March: Pak atrocity continues

On March 28, 1971, American Consul General in Dhaka, Archer K Blood, sent a telegram to Islamabad and Washington captioned “selective genocide”. He reported that they were “mute and horrified by a reign of terror by the Pakistan military” in East Pakistan. Pointing towards various pieces of evidence, Blood suggested that Awami League supporters and Hindus were being systematically targeted by the martial law administrators.

March 27, 2024
March 27, 2024

Indomitable March: Archer K blood’s situation report

American Consul General Archer K Blood in a situation report submitted on March 27, 1971, wrote that according to numerous accounts, including eye witness reports, the Pak military crackdown on Bangalee nationalists has been carried out throughout Dacca swiftly, efficiently (despite heavy resistance from some quarters, including pro-Awami League police and East Pak Rifles), and often with ruthless brutality.

March 25, 2024
March 25, 2024

Indomitable March: The gates of hell cast open

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a press statement issued today, called for a general strike throughout Bangladesh on March 27 against the army’s action in certain places in East Pakistan including Saidpur, Rangpur and Joydevpur.

March 24, 2024
March 24, 2024

Indomitable March: Final meeting

There was a final meeting between Awami League’s team and Yahya’s advisers on March 24, 1971, at 6:00pm.

March 23, 2024
March 23, 2024

Indomitable March: ‘Let us hope for best and remain prepared for worst’

The representatives of president Yahya Khan and an Awami League team met twice today.

March 22, 2024
March 22, 2024

Indomitable March: The tripartite meeting: Mujib, Yahya, and Bhutto

On the morning of March 22, 1971, Bangabandhu called on Yahya. Bhutto was also present at the meeting.

March 21, 2024
March 21, 2024

Indomitable March: Bhutto faces mass protest in Dhaka

In an unscheduled meeting, Yahya told Mujib and Tajuddin that Bhutto had been informed that the representatives of Awami League and the government reached an agreement on the formation of the central cabinet and that Bhutto should be present for the discussion on the interim constitutional instrument and cabinet formation.

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