A significant chapter in the history of Bangladesh is the popular uprising of 1969: Prime Minister Hasina Mass Uprising Day
PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

A significant chapter in the history of Bangladesh is the popular uprising of 1969: Prime Minister Hasina

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 24 Jan 2024, 03:33 pm

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 24 January 2024: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "The 1969 Uprising is a significant chapter in the history of Bangladesh. We have achieved great freedom through the 6-point Bengali Liberation Charter, the 11-point, the armed liberation war. We got the independent-sovereign state of Bangladesh."

She said this in a message given on Tuesday on the occasion of the People's Uprising Day of 1969.

The Prime Minister said that the government, motivated by the spirit of the great liberation war, has continued the overall development and progress of the country. In the last 15 years, unprecedented development has been made in all the socio-economic sectors of the country with relentless efforts.

She further said, "People are enjoying the benefits of development up to the grass root level. We have given the nation the correct history of the great liberation war. We have established the rule of law. We have stopped the distortion of history. We have blocked the way of illegal seizure of state power forever. We have tried the war criminals and are executing the verdict. New The generation is getting to know the true history of the country."

Referring to Bangladesh as a role model of development in the world today, the head of government said that Bangladesh is moving forward in the path of realizing SDG goals.

"We have received the 'SDG Progress Award'. We have achieved the status of a developing country. We are working to transform Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous country by 2041 and to implement the Delta Plan by 2100. With the collective efforts of all, we will build a hunger-poverty-free and developed-rich gold Bangladesh. We will be able to do it, Inshallah," she said

Sheikh Hasina said, with the determination to free Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib and overthrow the Pakistani military regime, the struggling masses took out a march on January 24, 1969, breaking the repression of the ruling group and breaking the dusk law. Matiur Rahman Mallik, a class nine student of Dhaka's Nabakumar Institution and several others including Maqbul, Anwar, Rustam, Milan, Alamgir were martyred in police firing during the procession. Due to the strong public outcry and mass uprising, the autocratic Ayub government was forced to release everyone, including Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib, the main accused in the so-called Agartala conspiracy case. As a result Ayub Khan's dictatorship fell.