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