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International Mother Language Day and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: During her first tenure as Prime Minister of PR of Bangladesh (1996-2001), H.E Sheikh Hasina played a crucial role in establishing 21st February and the Bangla language movement internationally. An initiative was undertaken by two expatriate Bangladeshi in Canada, Freedom Fighter Mr. Rafiqul Islam and Mr. Abdus Salam...

How can I leave my people? I am the leader of the nation. I can fight and die. - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's interview with David Frost

This interview is an excerpt of the transcript of interview telecast in The David Frost Show, WNEW-TV, New York on January 18, 1972 Frost: On the night that you were arrested, on the night when in fact West Pakistan was about to invade where they'd been talking with you for some time disguising their intentions and then they invaded, now at 8 O...

BANGLADESH: Mujib's Road from Prison to Power

This article was the cover story of Tiem Magazine's January 17, 1972 edition. TO some Western observers, the scene stirred thoughts of Pontius Pilate deciding the fates of Jesus and Barabbas. "Do you want Mujib freed?" cried Pakistan President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, at a rally of more than 100,000 supporters in Karachi. The crowd roared its assen...

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 ...

We don’t know defeat: Bangabandhu's speech on 10th January

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's speech on 10th january 1972 at the then Racecourse ground. The translations has been done by Professor Rashid Askari: At first, I remember the students, the labourers, the peasants, the intellectuals, the soldiers, the police, the people, the Hindus and the Muslims of my Bangladesh who were killed. I, wishing...