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Remembering ''Black Night 1971'' in Bangladesh



Prachyanat School of Acting and Design will take out a procession Lal Jatra, to observe the dark night of March 25, 1971. The walk will start from Chhobir Haat to Swadhinata Stambha (Glass Tower of Independence Monument)to remember their journey to the red in Dhaka


A Bangladeshi Child hold candles during a rally in remembrance of those who were killed on this night in 1971


On this black night in the national history, the Pakistani military rulers launched ''Operation Searchlight'' killing some thousand people in that night crackdown alone. As part of the operation, tanks rolled out of Dhaka cantonment and a sleeping city woke up to the rattles of gunfire as the Pakistan army attacked the halls at Dhaka University, the then East Pakistan Rifles (now Border Guard Bangladesh) headquarters and Rajarbagh Police Lines, killing the several thousand unarmed Bengalis on the single night. The planned and designated centres of offensive operations under that plan were Dhaka, Khulna, Chittagong, Comilla, Jessore, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Saidpur and Sylhet areas, where West Pakistani army units were concentrated.






Bangladeshi social activists hold candles during a rally in front of Central Shohid Minar in remembrance of those who were killed on this night in 1971


Bangladeshi people hold candles during a rally in front of Central Shohid Minar in remembrance of those who were killed on this night in 1971
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