7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
The 7th March Speech, also known as the “Historic 7th March Speech,” was given by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding leader of Bangladesh, on March 7, 1971. In this speech, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the independence of East Pakistan, which would later become the independent country of Bangladesh. He called for a nonviolent civil disobedience movement to resist the Pakistani military government’s attempts to suppress the Bengali nationalist movement. The speech was delivered at a public rally in Dhaka, the capital of East Pakistan, and was attended by an estimated 1.5 million people. It is considered a significant moment in the history of Bangladesh and is remembered as a call to arms for the Bengali people to fight for their rights and freedom. The speech is widely considered as one of the most influential speeches in the history of Bangladesh, and played an instrumental role in the Bangladesh Liberation War.