TAJUDDIN'S CALL FOR VIGILANCE

Press statement on March 24, 1971 at Dacca

 

Mr. Tajuddin Ahmed, General Secretary of East Pakistan Awami League, urged the people to be vigilant and to be ready to make any sacrifice to defeat the conspiracies of anti-people forces.

 

In a Press statement here tonight, he said, "I view with grave concern the report which we are receiving from Saidpur, Chittagong and other places of military action. In Rangpur, there is a report of numerous casualties of curfew being imposed. In Mirpur also tension is being fomented. All these actions are creating an abnormal and tense situation.

 

"It is unfortunate that while the Awami League was being pursued in talks with President Yahya, the atmosphere is being vitiated by these untoward incidents.

 

"We would like to emphasise once again that any attempt to frustrate the efforts of arriving at a political solution would he reckless. The awakened people of Bangla Desh would not allow this to be done.

 

"We would urge those concerned to desist from such actions as would vitiate the atmosphere for a political solution.

 

"I urge the people to be vigilant and to be ready to make any sacrifice to defeat the conspiracies of anti-people forces."

 

(THE DAWN, Karachi-March 25, 1971)

 

 

Source: Bangladesh Documents, vol I, p.266