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Non-cooperation movement initialed under direct command of Bangabandhu

DHAKA, March 12, 2016 (BSS) - "On March 2, 1971 in a student-mass-gathering in front of Dhaka University Arts Building, 'Swadhin Bangladesh Kendrio Chhatra Sangram Parishad' took decision of initiating non-cooperation movement and waging independence movement under the direct command of Bangabandhu."

"Actually, from that day, the then Pakistan government started losing their control over this region" as all government and non-government offices, the Secretariat, autonomous bodies, the High Court, the police, radio and television, banks and insurance companies and transport authorities were running as per the directives of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Professor Rafiqul Islam, eminent researcher on national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, wrote all these in his book titled "Bangladesher Swadhinata Sangram".

Rafiqul Islam, who actively participated in the 1952 Language Movement and 1971 Liberation War, wrote "after 7th March fiery speech of Bangabandhu at a massive rally in the Race Course Maidan, the freedom-loving people of Bangladesh started their struggle all over the country to materialise their dream of Independent Bangladesh. From then, everything was running as per sole directives of Bangabandhu."

"As per the direction of Swadhin Bangladesh Kendrio Chhatra Sangram Parishad, several check posts were set up at different points in Dhaka on March 14 so that assets cannot be trafficked to Pakistan or supply of foods cannot be reached to military force. The parishad was then controlling Dhaka city," the book read.

On March 15, Dainik Pakistan published a statement of Bangabandhu.

"In the statement, Bangabandhu said Bangladesh's enthusiasm for freedom cannot be extinguished, we cannot be defeated as we are determined to embrace even death to ensure an independent country where our future generation can live as independent citizens. So, we would continue our struggle with new inspiration and enthusiasm until we earn our goal of freedom." It was said in the book that on March 15, General Yahya Khan along with almost all the generals of Pakistani armed forces arrived in Dhaka amid tough security.

On that day, Chhatra Sangram Parishad staged a public rally at Baitul Mukarram mosque with Nure Alam Siddiqui in the chair.

From the rally, ASM Abdur Rab declared "Today Bangladesh is independent. Nobody has authority to impose military rule on us. The people of Bangladesh will only follow the directives of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. All males and females and youths are soldiers now. People's enemy is hatching conspiracy to ravage our country like Hiroshima or Vietnam. We have to resist this."

"Abdul Quddus Makhan said if there is any necessity of imposing any rule in Bangladesh, then Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will do that."

"Shahjahan Siraj said the opponents are remaining silent so far, but they are waiting to launch massive attack."

"Nure Alam Siddiqui said there can be no compromise with those who turned the Sonar Bangla into a crematorium during the last 23 years. No force of the world can thwart our independence."