Sunday, 25 March 2018

Bangaladesh Liberation Day – March 26



It is the national independence day of Bangladesh. This day is celebrated all over the Bangladesh and also all over the world. It commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from Pakistan on late hours of 25 March 1971 and the start of Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971  by the “Father of the Nation” Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman before he was arrested by Pakistani forces.
The day is a memorial to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians who died in the subsequent Bangladesh Liberation War. The day is a national holiday in Bangladesh, and is celebrated with parades, and paying of respect at Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, the national memorial at Savar near Dhaka.
On 7 March 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (soon to be the prime minister) delivered a speech at the Racecourse Ground (Present Suhrawardy Udyan). In this speech he mentioned a further four-point condition to consider the National Assembly Meeting on 25 March:
1.    The immediate lifting of martial law.
2.    Immediate withdrawal of all military personnel to their barracks.
3.    An inquiry into the loss of life.
4.    Immediate transfer of power to the elected representative of the people before the assembly meeting 25 March.


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