“Ebarer songram amader muktir songram” is a speech given by Bengali nationalist leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7, 1971 at the historic Ramna Race Course Field in Dhaka to a gathering of over two million people from all walks of life, we all know that. It was given at a time of simmering tensions between the increasingly secessionist Bengali populace of East Pakistan and the powerful political and military establishment of West Pakistan. The speech is regarded by many in Bangladesh as the de facto declaration of independence (although a formal declaration came on March 26, 1971) of the country as it fiercely inspired the Bengali people to get prepared for the looming deadly and bloody confrontation with West Pakistan 18 days later. During the speech, Sheikh Mujib proclaimed his most famous words in a thunderous voice- “Ebarer shongram amader muktir shongram, ebarer shongram amader shadhinotar shongram”, meaning, “This time the struggle is for our freedom, this time the struggle is for our independence”. He also announced the historic “non-cooperation” movement in the province.
After this historic speech, the whole Bengali nation was getting ready for the armed liberation war. In Rajbari, the liberation started with local Awami League Leader Kazi Hedayed Hossain, M. N. A. Amalkrisna Chakraborty and M, A Momen (Bacchu Master). Freedom frighters were trained in Rajbari railway field.
The flag of freedom Bangladesh was hoisted on top of the Mujib building on 7th March. The flag was first hoisted in Rajbari Awami League leader, Mr. Nazibar Rahaman. Mr. Latif Biswas, Mr. Amjad Hosain, Mr. Cittaranjan Guha, Mr. Farid Ahamed were along with him.
21st April, 1971 in dawn 5`o clock Pakistani military crossed the Padma river through gun boat. By crossing Goalando port, Nanar tak and Momin Kha they accessed to the main town of Rajbari. The news quickly spread Rajbari city and in the villages. The peoples went to the villages for their safety. Bihari people took the arms and fall down the village. When Pakistani military entered Rajbari, they burnt all the road side houses. They put fire in the house of M.N.A. Kazi Hedayet Hosain. After that Pakistani military entered Rajbari market and tried to burn all the shops there. Rajbari became a city of fire. Pakistani military and their partner bihari killed many women and child. Many people went to India for training.
There were several camps in Rajbari at the time of liberation war. Commander Bakaul Abul Hasem built a camp in Rashora village which is 3-4 km away from the main town. Jalil Mia’s camp was right beside it. Commander Islam built his camp in Pachuria, right beside Kamrul Hasan Ali’s camp. Siraj Ahmed’s camp was in Matipara. Total 8 freedom fighter team worked in Rajbari. Some more teams came from Pangsha and Kushtia later. At the time of liberation war the Bihari, Pakistani and the traitors worked as a team. Bangladesh was declared free country in 16th December but Rajbari had to wait three more days to get rid of Pakistani. They fought till 18th December
Rajbari got some great men during the war such as Abdul Aziz, A. Sadek, A. Rafiq, A. Shafiq and also lost many.
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