ATMOSPHERE BEING VITIATED
Statement by Mr. Tajuddin Ahmed on March 24, 1971 at Dacca

 

Mr. Tajuddin Ahmed, General Secretary of the East Pakistan Awami League last night expressed grave concern at reports of " military action " in Rangpur, Chittagong and other places.

 

In a statement here, Mr. Tajuddin said curfew had been reimposed in Rangpur and reports of " numerous casualties in firings " were also received from there.

 

In Mirpur also " tension is being created. All these actions are creating an abnormal situation", he added.

 

He said: "It is unfortunate that while a political solution is being pursued in talks with President Yahya Khan, the atmosphere is being vitiated by these untoward incidents ".

 

(PAKISTAN TIMES, Lahore-March 26, 1971)

 

 

Source: Bangladesh Documents, vol I, p.270-271