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Month of Victory

On this day in 1971


Published : 06 Dec 2021 10:47 PM | Updated : 07 Dec 2021 01:02 PM

Massive attacks by the valiant freedom fighters with the allied forces at different places of the country compelled the Pakistani occupation forces fleeing the battle fields.

On this day on December 7 in 1971, Gopalganj, Sherpur, Noakhali, Kumilla, Bogura, Sreepur upazila of Gazipur and Balaganj of Sylhet districts were liberated from the clutches of the Pakistani Army.

Marking the day, different political parties, socio-cultural organisations, Muktijoddha Sangsad and local administration have chalked out a day-long programme today (Monday) in their respective districts in a limited scale.    

In early December in 1971, Habiganj, Jashore, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Thakurgaon and Kamalpur, a frontier area in Bakshiganj upazila under Jamalpur district, were liberated jointly by the freedom fighters and allied forces. The Pakistani occupation sensed then their early defeat.

While the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev urged a peaceful solution of Indo-Pakistan war without intervention of any outsiders the US government decided to dismiss financial aid to India.

In the break of dawn, on this day in 1971 Indian paratroopers landed near Sylhet airport.  They attacked the main Pakistan base in Sylhet. In the afternoon, the Pakistan general in-charge of Sylhet was compelled to surrender with his troops.

The 9th division of Indian army reached Jashore Cantonment from the northern side. 

They entered without any resistance. They were astonished seeing the desolated army establishment. Pakistan army absconded from the cantonment, leaving huge arms, ammunitions and control room maps behind.

A fierce skirmish continued at Bhaluka in Mymensingh as Major Afsar’s troops attacked the police station, a camp of Pakistan army, from three sides.

Allied force took control of Chandina and Jafarganj. Turbulent wars continued at Comilla and Laksham.

A violent Indo-Pakistan bloodshed continued centering Kartowa Bridge on Bogra-Rangpur highway.