December is the month of victory. It is the month to remember the sacrifices of nation’s bravest sons an daughters. It is the month to celebrate the victory achieved through sheer will and bravery against a horde of monsters from West Pakistan. The glorious symbol of independence gained in exchange for the lives of three million martyrs and two lakh mothers and sisters will be celebrated through various ceremonies in the month of this year’s victory.
The greatest event in the long political history of Bangladesh was the great Liberation War of 1971. This month marks the fulfilment of thousands of years of social, political and economic dreams of the Bengali nation through a historic event of armed freedom struggle under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The greatest achievement of the Bengali nation was the unforgettable victory of the war of liberation which was achieved on 16th December of this month. Bengalis gained recognition all over the world as an independent nation. Bengalis acquired its own territory. And its own national flag inlaid with red sun on the green chest. The nationalism that developed on the basis of language, the freedom declared after the victory after a bloody war is fulfilled on this day.
This December is also a month of mourning for the Bengalis as they have fulfilled their thousand-year-old dreams and achieved this in exchange for many fresh lives and respect of their mothers and sisters.
In the same month, the anti-independence forces, in collaboration with their local collaborators Razakar-Al-Badr Al-Shams, carried out a brutal massacre of the country’s best sons, intellectuals. There is no other instance in the world of such a heinous massacre to make the entire nation cripple.
From the beginning of December 1971, news of the defeat of the barbaric Pakistani aggressors in the face of guerrilla attacks by the freedom fighters and the joint force of the Indian Allied Forces on water, land and air began to spread.
On 16 December this year, Pakistani forces were forced to surrender at the historic Race course Maidan (now Suhrawardy Udyan) in Dhaka. On March 7, the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of independence, called for independence, saying, “This time the struggle is for our liberation, this time the struggle is for freedom.” The final victory of the bloody war of liberation of 9 months was achieved. And the nation achieved the freedom of a thousand years dream.
On the fateful night of March 25, 1971, the Pakistani executioners launched a surprise armed attack on the unarmed people, killing thousands and forcing an unequal war on the unarmed Bengalis. Bangabandhu formally declared independence before being arrested by the Pak army on the night of March 25, 1971 and in response to his call the Bengali nation unitedly jumped into the war of liberation. On the night of March 25, the Pakistani aggressors faced armed resistance at the Rajarbagh police line. The final victory of the nation was achieved on 16th December in return for the loss of 30 lakh martyrs and 2 lakh mothers and sisters in the long 9-month armed people’s war.