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Mrz-05-1971
Thousands of freedom loving Bangalees (Bengalis) took to the streets protesting the postponement of the Assembly session.
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Mrz-10-1971
Japanese, German and UN workers were withdrawn from Bangladesh to their respective countries.
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Mrz-10-1971
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman sent a telegram to the UN Secretary General informing him that the human rights of the Bangalees were being trampled and asked for his help in stopping the flow of arms from the west that were being used to kill Bangalee civilians.
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Mrz-10-1971
Expatriate Bengali students demonstrate in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York and calls for UN intervention to put an end to violence on Bengali people.
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Mrz-19-1971
Nearly 50 people die as Pakistan Army opens fire on demonstrators at Jaydevpur.
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Mrz-19-1971
After 90 minutes of heated discussion, third day of 'negotiations', with Yahiya Khan, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman heard that the military had fired upon people at Tongi, Joydebpur and other places. Hearing this he found no reason to continue talks.
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Mrz-20-1971
Fourth day of 'negotiations' takes place between Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Yahiya Khan and they talked for 2 hours, this time with their advisors.
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Mrz-20-1971
The Daily Telegraph published Simon Dring's front page story of the slaughter in Dhaka that the army perpetrated in the name of 'God and a united Pakistan'.
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Mrz-21-1971
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chief Z. A. Bhutto came to Dhaka for 'talks' with Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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Mrz-21-1971
Fifth day of 'negotiations' takes place between Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Yahiya Khan and they talked again as thousands agitated in the streets of Bangladesh.
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Mrz-25-1971
Newspaper headlines read that 150 people were killed in various parts of the country by the armed forces. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman feared that the earlier talks with Yahiya Khan and Z. A. Bhutto were decoys.
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Mrz-25-1971
The office of The Daily Ittefaq, a daily Bangla newspaper, was burnt down by the Pakistan army.
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Mrz-25-1971
The Pakistani Army launched Operation Searchlight to 'eliminate' the Awami League and its supporters in East Pakistan.
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Mrz-25-1971
The Pakistani military forcibly confined all foreign reporters to the Hotel Intercontinental (currently the Dhaka Sheraton) in Dhaka; that night after 11pm the military launched its genocide campaign against the Bengali civilian population.
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Mrz-26-1971
East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh. This is considered the official Independence day of Bangladesh.
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Mrz-27-1971
The Ramna Kali Mandir near Ramna Park, also known as the Ramna Kalibari, was one of the most famous Hindu temples of the Indian subcontinent and believed to be over a thousand years old was bulldozed by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
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Mrz-27-1971
Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, expressed full support of her government to the freedom struggle of the Bengalis.
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Apr-22-1971
Pakistan army captured 120-125 young boys from Sultanpur, Par Naogaon, Dhopapara, Ukil Para and Hat Naogaon and threw them into the river from the Lord Lytton Bridge after killing.
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Mai-20-1971
The Chuknagar Genocide takes place at Khulna where the Pakistan army kills nearly 10 thousand people.
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Okt-15-1971
Thirty eight young men from Bangladesh started marching towards Delhi from Bahrampur of Murshidabad in India with a mission to make the world aware of the Pakistani forces atrocities during the Liberation War of 1971.
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Nov-16-1971
Battle of Ajmiriganj, an 18-hour encounter between MB and Pakistan army, took place. A famous freedom fighter, Jagatyoti Das, is martyred.
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Nov-20-1971
Quite contrary to the government policy some peace loving people of US created the forum 'Americans for Bangladesh' and arranged a poetry recital program in Saint George Church, New York.
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Nov-21-1971
Mitro Bahini was formed as Indian and Bangladesh forces were put under a joint command structure led by Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora.
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Dez-03-1971
Pakistan launches preemptive air strikes against India.
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Dez-03-1971
Bangladesh Air Force went to their very first action since formation and attacked the Chittagong-based Oil tank depot and oil tank depot was totally destroyed by that air attack.
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Dez-04-1971
India joined East Pakistan in its war for independence from West Pakistan.
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Dez-07-1971
Freedom fighters freed Noakhali from Pakistani occupation forces after a bloody battle. Jessore, Sylhet and Moulovi Bazar was also liberated.
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Dez-08-1971
Comilla district town was freed from the Pakistan occupation forces after nine months of the war.
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Dez-08-1971
Operation Python: Indian naval attacks Karachi.
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Dez-09-1971
Battle of Kushtia: Indian attacks from West Bengal into East Pakistan.
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Dez-10-1971
Ruhul Amin, better known as Shaheed Mohammad Ruhul Amin, was an engine room artificer in the Bangladesh Navy who was posthumously awarded the nation's highest bravery award, Bir Sreshtho, for his service during the Liberation War, dies at war.
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Dez-11-1971
USS Enterprise arrived on station at the Bay of Bengal sent by US president Nixon who threatened India with a nuclear strike when Pakistan's defeat seemed certain that would create sovern nation of Bangladesh.
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Dez-13-1971
Soviet Navy deploys second group of ships armed with nuclear missiles from Vladivostok to counter USS Enterprise (the first batch arrived on December 6, 1971).
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Dez-14-1971
Pakistani occupation army and their collaborators - Razakar, Al-Badr and Al-Shams (mostly leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front) kidnapped frontline Bengali intellectuals and professionals and killed them to cripple the nation intellectually.
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Dez-15-1971
General Sam Manekshaw, Indian chief of staff, rejected Lt. General A.A.K. Niazi's call from the second week of December for ceasefire and asked him to surrender by the next day. Manekshaw also assured that safety of Pakistan's military and para-military forces would be guaranteed.
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Dez-16-1971
Pakistani military forces surrender to the Indian armed forces and Bangladesh becomes independent.
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Dez-18-1971
The head of the Bangladesh mission in the United States today proclaimed the new nation's neutrality and asked for world recognition and economic assistance.
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Dez-18-1971
Many dead bodies of University professors and intellectuals were found at Rayer Bazaar's Katasur Eitkhola in Dhaka.
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Dez-18-1971
Buddhijibi Nidhan Tathyanusandhan Committee was instituted to investigate murders of intellectuals in the terminal days of the war of independence in 1971 by Al-Badr and Al-Shams.
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Dez-15-1973
Through a gazette notification of the government, the insignia of Bir Srestha was conferred upon seven martyr freedom fighters (posthumously), Bir Uttam upon 68, Bir Bikram upon 175, and Bir Pratik upon 426 freedom fighters.
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Dez-10-2007
The remains of Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahman were brought to Bangladesh; his fellow freedom fighters buried him at Hatimarachara village of Tripurahe after was killed while fighting with Pakistani army on October 28, 1971.
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Sep-02-2009
America's role in opposing the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh was a 'tragic mistake', said the US Ambassador in Dhaka, James F. Moriarty at a memorial meeting for deceased Senator Edward Kennedy at the Liberation War museum. He also said 'Senator Kennedy helped my country to correct the mistake back in 1971 and we expressed that by quickly recognising Bangladesh'.
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