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Vijay Diwas: 51 years ago on this day India changed the map of Pakistan

Updated: December 16, 2022 3:01 pm

Today 51 years of the rise of Bangladesh have been completed. The Military Tattoo presented by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army in Kolkata on the occasion celebrated 51 years of the victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war. During this, Major General Mahbub Rashid, who is the GOC of 55 Infantry Division in Bangladesh Army, said in Kolkata that 1971 is our historical part and India helped us, for which we are grateful. “We exercise together with the Indian Army and that is also one of the reasons why we are here,” he added.

Today 51 years of the rise of Bangladesh have been completed. The Military Tattoo presented by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army in Kolkata on the occasion celebrated 51 years of the victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war. During this, Major General Mahbub Rashid, who is the GOC of 55 Infantry Division in Bangladesh Army, said in Kolkata that 1971 is our historical part and India helped us, for which we are grateful. “We exercise together with the Indian Army and that is also one of the reasons why we are here,” he added.

So this day is a historic day not only for India but for the whole world. On this day Pakistan lost half of its territory, a significant part of its economy and its geopolitical role in South Asia. Along with the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Indian Army chief Field Marshal General Manek Shaw and General Jagjit Singh Arora played an important role in changing the history and political geography of the world.

West Pakistan, which was separated from India on the basis of religion, inflicted brutal atrocities on the then East Pakistan. Pakistan had crossed all limits in genocide, rape and human rights violations. There was an outcry in East Pakistan. Then India not only joined the Bangladesh Liberation War, but also gave such a crushing defeat to Pakistan that it had to give up its authority over East Pakistan.

In 1948, when Urdu was given the status of the national language of Pakistan. Then there was anger among the Bengali-speaking people in East Pakistan. Then the unarmed people of East Pakistan were brutally suppressed. The demand for a separate Bangladesh started from there. Mujibur Rahman announced on 02 December 1969 that East Pakistan would now be called Bangladesh. After this he led the armed struggle against Pakistan. He became the bearer of the Bangla Liberation War.

In 1970 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s party Awami League got the most seats in East Pakistan in the election. They started demonstrations against the victory of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in West Pakistan. On March 7, 1971, a huge rally was organized in Dhaka. So the Bangla Liberation War started in East Pakistan. First, Bangladesh Mukti Bahini was formed. Finally, on 16 December 1971, after a long struggle, a new nation Bangladesh was born.

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