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7th March Speech of Bongobondu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

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17th April 1971: Bangladesh's first official historical oath ceremony

Mujibnagar Government

On 10th April 1971 in Mujibnagar, elected parliament members of 1970’s election from East Pakistan formed Bangladesh Government. The cabinet took oath on 17th April at liberated area in mango grove of Baidyanathtala (Bhoborpara) Meherpur, Kustia [Present Name is Mujibnagar] . This government took all policy decisions with respect to liberation war.

Bangladesh government adapted ” Declarations of Independence ” on 10th April 1971. This has been the legal basis of Bangladesh constitution after final victory.

Bongobondhu Sheik Mujibur Rahaman in 1971-1975

The country Mujib returned to was scarred by civil war . The number of people killed , raped , or displaced could be only vaguely estimated . The task of economic rehabilitation , specifically the immediate goal of food distribution to a hungry populace , was frustrated by crippled communications and transportation systems . The new nation faced many other seemingly insurmountable problems inhibiting its reconstruction . One of the most glaring was the breakdown of law and order . In the wake of the war of independence , numerous bands of guerrillas still roamed the countryside , fully armed and outside the control of the government . Many fighters of the Mukti Bahini joined the Bangladesh Army and thus could legally retain their weapons , but many others ignored Mujib’s plea that they surrender their weapons . Some armed groups took the law into their own hands and set up territories under their own jurisdiction . In time these

Tajuddin Statement, April 17, 1971

Bangladesh is at war. It has been given no choice but to secure its right of self-determination through a national liberation struggle against the colonial oppression of West Pakistan.
In the face of positive attempts by the Government to distort the facts in a desperate attempt to cover up their war of genocide in Bangladesh, the world must be told the circumstances under which the peace-loving people of Bangladesh were driven to substitute armed struggle for parliamentary politics to realize the just aspirations of the people of Bangladesh.

Some About Mujibnagar Government

Mujibnagar , formerly known as Baidyanathtala is a town in the Meherpur District of Bangladesh. It is a common reference for the government in exile formed by the leaders of the Awami League, who were leading the guerrilla war for the independence of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) from Pakistan in 1971.
Throughout the war with the Pakistan Army, the Mujibnagar government would serve as the nominal head of the pro-independence guerrilla militias, mainly the Mukti Bahini. Although the state gained independence only in December 1971, the Mujibnagar government is recognized as the first official government of Bangladesh.