BanglaCapsule | Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Timeline  

Mrz-17-1920
(Bangabandhu) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920-1975), charismatic leader, president and prime minister of Bangladesh, was born in the village Tungipara under the Gopalganj Sub-division (currently district) in the district of Faridpur.
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Mrz-22-1922
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, founding father of Bangladesh and Awami League leader, was born in Faridpur.
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Mrz-26-1949
The executive council of Dhaka University (DU) expelled Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four other students on charges of 'instigating' a movement launched by class four employees demanding increase of salaries and allowances.
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Feb-05-1966
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, general secretary of the East Pakistan Awami League, announces a Six Point programme of regional autonomy his party wants for the two wings of Pakistan.
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Feb-06-1966
Awami League leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman raised 6-points charter of demands for autonomy of East Pakistan at a convention of opposition leaders in Lahore, Pakistan on 5 and 6 February, 735 out of 740 delegates present rejected it.
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Mrz-13-1966
Awami League leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's 6-points charter of demands for autonomy of East Pakistan got approval of the Awami League working committee in Dhaka.
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Mai-08-1966
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is arrested under the Defence of Pakistan Rules. In the following days, his close associates Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam and others are taken into custody as well.
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Jun-07-1966
A complete general strike (hartal) was held in the East Pakistan demanding release of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other leaders detained for launching the six-point movement for independence. Hundreds were injured in police firing and hundreds were arrested.
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Jan-04-1969
Leaders of the East Pakistan Students Union (Menon Group), East Pakistan Students League, East Pakistan Students' Union (Matia Group) and a section of the National Students' Federation formed the Students' Action Committee (SAC) and declared their 11-point Programme that included the Six Points of Awami League as declared by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman including provincial autonomy, the demands centring round students' own demands as well as the demands relating to the problems of the workers.
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Feb-22-1969
Vice Admiral A.R. Khan, Pakistan's defence minister, announces the withdrawal of the Agartala Case and the unconditional release of all accused including Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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Jun-07-1969
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addresses a huge public rally at the Race Course Ground (Shurwardi Udyan) in support of the 6 point demand.
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Dez-05-1969
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tells a meeting on H.S. Suhrawardy's death anniversary that henceforth East Pakistan would be known as Bangladesh.
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Jan-08-1971
President Yahiya Khan arrived in Dhaka to meet Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to discuss issues.
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Jan-13-1971
January 11-13, After meeting with Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Yahiya Khan declared that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would be the new Prime Minister as soon as he took power and that he would leave.
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Feb-21-1971
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called a meeting of all the political leaders of Pakistan to discuss the 6-point demand before it would be placed at the National Assembly session.
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Feb-24-1971
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman announced that there was a conspiracy to undermine the election results.
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Mrz-01-1971
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gives call for ‘total non-cooperation' with the Pakistan government.
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Mrz-07-1971
Historic 7th March: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made a clarion call for non-cooperation movement and asked the nation to prepare for the war of independence from the exploitative Pakistani regime.
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Mrz-08-1971
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman asked for black flags to be raised on roof-tops for a week.
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Mrz-15-1971
President Yahiya Khan arrived along with several other generals in Dhaka at 2:20PM to meet Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for 'negotiations'.
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Mrz-16-1971
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman arrived at the President House hoisting a black flag to protest the horrendous massacre for the so called negotiations with Yahiya Khan and his generals in Dhaka.
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Mrz-18-1971
Second day of 'negotiations' takes place between Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Yahiya Khan and his generals in Dhaka.
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Mrz-22-1971
Sixth day of 'negotiations' takes place between Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Yahiya Khan. After talks, Yahiya Khan again postponed the session of the National Assembly.
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Mrz-23-1971
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chief Z. A. Bhutto said at a press conference that he was satisfied with his talks with Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka and that he looked forward to more talks.
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Mrz-23-1971
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman hoisted the flag for the first time of independent Bangladesh at his residence, 32 Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka.
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Mrz-24-1971
The advisors of Yahiya Khan and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met. Rumours abounded that Yahiya Khan would hand over power on March 25th. Bhutto and his heavy body guard stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel (Sheraton Hotel) in Dhaka.
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Mrz-25-1971
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was arrested in Dhaka.
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Apr-17-1971
Formal declaration of independence of Bangladesh issued; Sheikh Mujibur Rahman named president.
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Apr-17-1971
Mujibnagar Day - Mujibnagar government was formed by the elected leaders of Bangladesh under the Presidentship of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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Jan-10-1972
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to independent Bangladesh after being released from jail in West Pakistan.
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Jan-10-1972
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman became the president of Bangladesh.
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Jun-19-1972
Ten days before the meeting between Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Indira Gandhi, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman reaffirmed his commitment to try the Pakistanis for war crimes.
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Mrz-07-1973
The Bangladesh Awami League led by Sheikh Mujibu Rahman wins overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections securing 293 seats out of 300.
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Jan-25-1975
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman became the president of Bangladesh.
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Feb-25-1975
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman abolishes all parties but one - the Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League (Bangladesh Peasants, Workers, and People's League), the new name of the Awami League - which was under his direct control.
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Aug-15-1975
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with all his other family members were assassinated by a group of army officers.
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Aug-16-1975
The body of former President Shiekh Mujibur Rahman was airlifted to Tungipara and buried with full honour at his family grave yard.
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Nov-08-1998
A judge convicted and sentenced to death 15 former military commanders for the 1975 assassination of prime minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Only 5 of the convicted were in immediate custody.
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Jan-27-2010
Five former army men - sacked lieutenant colonel Syed Faruque Rahman, retired lieutenant colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, retired lieutenant colonel Muhiuddin Ahmed, retired lieutenant colonel AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed and retired major Bazlul Huda - were hanged at Dhaka Central Jail for killing Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members.
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