June 26, 1971

 What happened on Saturday, June 26, 1971
  • The number of refugees in Bangladesh stood at 6 million 325 thousand 998 people.
  • In a letter to UN Secretary-General U Thant, Chile’s President Salvador Allende expressed solidarity with the plight of Bangladeshi refugees in India and called for the immediate repatriation of the refugees.
  • In Mymensingh, Havildar Refazuddin attacked the Muktagachha police station with a platoon of fighters. After a fierce clash with the police guarding the police station, the freedom fighters were able to capture the Muktagachha police station and recovered many weapons and ammunition. Four policemen were killed and several others were injured in the clash.
  • A team of 6 students led by Ashrafuzzaman, and the team of 17 soldiers under Havildar Qayyum assigned to assist them, blew up the Kanglighat bridge on the Barigram-Juri road, one and a half miles west of Kanglighat.
  • Freedom fighters led by Subedar Waliullah of Comilla attacked the Kaflatali Razakar camp. Some Razakars were killed and the camp was captured by the freedom fighters.
  • A demolition party of the freedom fighters destroyed the Katakhali bridge in Rajshahi.
  • Several people were killed when the freedom fighters fired 3” mortar shells at the Pak position in the Rajshahi University area.
  • Freedom fighters led by Subedar B R Chowdhury attacked the Pak army with the aim of liberating the area called Sreepur on the Sylhet-Tamabil road. Immediately after the attack, the Pakistani army retreated. This established the control of the Multi Bahini from Jaflong to Sreepur.
  • Jamaat leader Ghulam Azam opposed the World Bank’s decision, saying “the World Bank has hurt Pakistan’s image.”
  • General Abdul Hamid Khan, Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Army, visited Natore. Leaders of the local Peace Committee in Natore assured General Hamid that, “The miscreants (freedom fighters) will not find a place in Natore as long as they live.”

Translated by Mohammad Towhidul Islam
Editorial contribution by Arghya Raihan
Researched, compiled & Edited by Sagar Lohani


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Other days of Roaring 1971:

June 1971
May 1971
April 1971
March 1971 

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অক্টোবর ১৯৭১
সেপ্টেম্বর ১৯৭১
আগস্ট ১৯৭১
জুলাই ১৯৭১
জুন ১৯৭১
মে ১৯৭১
এপ্রিল ১৯৭১
মার্চ ১৯৭১

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