What happened on Monday, October 11, 1971
According to a report prepared for the US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and a telegram for the State Department from Farland, the US Ambassador to Pakistan, the total number of refugees was 9.03 million as of October 11, 1971. In the previous two weeks, an average of 21,000 refugees had crossed the border into India every day. According to the Consulate General in Calcutta, more and more Muslims were entering India through specific locations along the border. Overall, 93% of the refugees were Hindus and 7% were Muslims.
The Mukti Bahini launched a surprise attack on the Pak army positions at Kandirpar and Rajganj in Comilla. The attack killed 10 Pak soldiers.
In Majumdarhat, Anantapurhat and Parashuram in the region of Noakhali, the freedom fighters carried out daring operations against the Pak army, with mortars. The operation killed 41 Pak soldiers.
In Sector 1, the Mukti Bahini attacked the Pak army base at Guthuma with grenades. 1 Pak soldier was killed and several others were injured in the attack.
10 Pak soldiers were killed in an attack by the freedom fighters on the Pak position at the Chulkathi High School in Khulna.
“A fascist religious group like Jamaat-e-Islami is being armed to the nines,” Maulana Kawsar Niazi, Information Secretary of the People’s Party, said at a news conference in Dhaka. “This group wants to turn Pakistan into another Indonesia. The public has started to have doubts and suspicions about this party.”
The Malik Cabinet’s Finance Minister Abul Qasem spoke to reporters during a visit to West Pakistan, saying that the overall situation in East Pakistan had quickly returned to normal. “The patriotic people and the Razakar forces have put up a strong resistance against the miscreants (freedom fighters),” He said.
Advocate Abul Khair told a gathering of the local Peace Committee in Satkhira that, “There is no force in the world that can cause the unity of Pakistan to break.”
Translated by Mohammad Towhidul Islam
Editorial contribution by Arghya Raihan
Researched, compiled & Edited by Sagar Lohani
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