Message on March 22, 1971, at Dacca


"Ours is the right cause and hence victory is ours" declared the Chief of the Awami League, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a special message published here today.


In the message given on the occasion of bringing out of special supplements captioned, "Emancipation of Bangla Desh" by most dailies here today, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman described the present movement as the struggle for total emanci­pation of seven crore Bengalees. This struggle will continue until the final goal is achieved, he said and added, the people of Bangla Desh could no more be silenced by bullets, guns and bayonets because they are united today.


The Sheikh, who concluded his message with "Joy Bangla" stressed "we must remain prepared for any sacrifice in achieving our goal. Every house in Bangla Desh should be turned into a strong fortress of resistance."


He expressed his appreciation for the initiative shown by the dailies in brin­ging out the supplement which contained one article by Mr. Subhan on econo­mic topic and two articles by Professor Muzaffar Ahmad Chowdhury and Mr. Qamaruzzaman, General Secretary of Pakistan Awami League on political matters.


(THE DAWN, Karachi-March 23, 1971)



Source: Bangladesh Documents, vol – I, p. 257-258