January 10, 1972, will remain a notable achievement in the records of Bangladesh’s political history in light of the fact that on this day the transcending patriarch, affectionately called Bangabandhu (Friend of Bengal) by ever thankful Bangalis, got back home to his kin subsequent to enduring nine months of illicit imprisonment in Pakistani jail. It was surely an agonizing excursion from all-encompassing obscurity to splendid light and opportunity.
The homecoming of Bangabandhu accepted uncommon importance on the grounds that the military triumph on December 16, 1971, happened when the ancestor and liberator of our freedom battle was away in unfriendly far off land in obscure conditions. In this manner, when the preeminent pioneer returned home as a freeman in a feeling charged circumstance, the delight of the individuals knew no limits.
Bangabandhu’s homecoming was altogether not quite the same as that of Ayatollah Khomeini’s get back from France to Iran in 1979 or even the arrival of Nelson Mandela from 25 years of bondage in South Africa since his return implied the beginning of an age making walk of another country, which endured one of history’s most exceedingly terrible annihilation.
A youngster country, severely wounded both genuinely and mentally by nine months of phenomenal hostility of a rebel military junta, required an instructing and caring stewardship.
Luckily, Bangladesh appreciated fortunate gifts in having Bangabandhu in the turbulent quick fallout of freedom, to give the direly required security that thusly guaranteed Bangladesh’s worldwide acknowledgment as a sovereign element.
It merits reviewing that Bangabandhu never withered for a second during his imprisonment in Pakistani jail and didn’t bargain his position in any event, when drawn nearer by the then leader of Pakistan for holding a few connections with that nation. We likewise need to realize that on his memorable excursion to Bangladesh through London and New Delhi he showed statesmanlike sharpness and farsightedness.
On January 8, 1972, at a news gathering in London, Bangabandhu said that a free Bengali country was currently “an unchallengeable reality” and engaged all nations to perceive the new government and give help so that “a large number of my kin may not bite the dust”.
Leader Edward Heath who was out in the nation, immediately got back to 10 Downing Street to meet Bangabandhu. They talked for an hour and. Heath guaranteed Britain would do everything she could to help in the monetary crisis.
In the accompanying question and answer session, Bangabandhu stated: “Honorable men of the press, today, I am allowed to impart the unbounded delight of opportunity to my individual comrades. We have procured our opportunity in an epic freedom battle.
A definitive accomplishment of the battle is the formation of the free, sovereign people groups’ Republic of Bangladesh, of which my kin have pronounced me president while I was a detainee in a censured cell anticipating the execution of a sentence of hanging.”
Prior to arriving at home Bangabandhu made a short visit in New Delhi where he was invited as the leader of Bangladesh. 75 million upbeat Bangalis watched their head of state review a ceremonial group prior to embarking for the memorable Race Course Maidan, a similar scene where echoes of his March 7, 1971 clarion call to freedom was all the while being heard.
The country has to realize that during this short stay in New Delhi, Bangabandhu prevailing with regards to getting Indian head’s confirmation about the speedy withdrawal of Indian soldiers from the dirt of Bangladesh. Apparently, this was a phenomenal accomplishment of diplomacy.
Arriving at Bangladesh on January 10, 1972, Bangabandhu by and by conveyed an essential discourse at a similar Race Course Maidan where he gave the clarion call for liberation and autonomy on March 7, 1971. While the March 7 discourse was proclaimed as the affirmation of the battle for liberation and autonomy, the January 10 discourse drew up rules for the new country, on the best way to understand the soul of those battles with mental fortitude and energy.
Bangabandhu said that his life’s longing has been satisfied as the individuals of Bengal have been freed and Bengal would stay free. In a feeling charged voice he stated: “I didn’t realize I was condemned to death by hanging. A grave was burrowed for me adjacent to my cell. I set myself up. I said I am a Bangali, I am a Man, I am a Muslim—who bites the dust once, not twice. I stated, if passing comes to me I will pass on chuckling.
I won’t bite the dust disrespecting my Bengali country, I won’t ask your acquittal. Furthermore, will yell while biting the dust, Joy Bangla, Free Bangla, Bengal is my country, Bangla is my language, the place that is known for Bangla is my home.”
One can see the remarkably unbounded love and profound responsibility of the Poet of Politics, as Bangabandhu was depicted by the western media, to his kin. Very unequivocal in the discourse was Bangabandhu’s firm acknowledgment of his ethnic and strict personality.
His others conscious self and vision was splendidly show when talking about the Urdu-talking non-Bangali populace abandoned in Bangladesh, he said solidly, “I am stating to my siblings, don’t abuse them. We are people, we love people.”
Bangabandhu likewise stated, “my siblings, you know, we have a great deal of work to do. I need every one of my kin to start work on the development of the streets where broken. I need all of you to return to the field and develop paddy.” He closed by saying that, “We will stay autonomous if Allah wills. The battle will proceed up to a solitary living soul exists in Bangladesh.”
The greatness of Bangabandhu’s persona keeps on inspiring advantageous reverence from numerous in spite of the misguided endeavors of a wicked quarter to minimize and eradicate him from public memory.
History, in any case, has given a particularly interminable honor on Bangabandhu that long after his miserable downfall he applies an authority over the country which is unrivaled and great in its lone history.
He went up against existence with a hush-hush boldness and his insatiable soul was to headed out past the nightfall. The dividers were disintegrating and a tenacious military junta imploded while Bangabandhu stood like a courageous figure at the doors of first light testing the new day.