a false case infamously known as the Agartala Conspiracy Case was filed and 35 Bangalee civil and military officers were accused of treason and conspiracy. February Revisiting the Agartala Conspiracy Case. Syed Badrul Ahsan celebrates the anniversary of the withdrawal of the notorious case. FORTY years after June , the Agartala Conspiracy Case instituted by the government of Pakistan against Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur.
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Pakistan must own the FATF project. The case for a mixed economy. A Rahman, Chairman of the tribunal, and Manzur Quader, chief lawyer on the government side, who were then residing in the guest house, evacuated secretly. Thus the governmental machination against the accused got exposed. Ayub Khan’s goal was a snuffing out of Bengali political aspirations.
Pakistan decided to try the accused by court-martial since a lot of the accused involved military personnel. Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. Dhaka, Feb 23 bdnews The hearing of the case started on 19 June under Sections A and The case was entitled ‘State vs Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and others’.
‘Agartala conspiracy case was not false’
The parole question was, however, swiftly shot down ahartala the students, Moulana Bhashani, and, in particular, Mujib’s wife Fazilatunnessa.
The regime clearly banked on the assumption that the presence of the two Bengalis on the tribunal would lend credence to the case against Mujib and his fellow accused. The press-note disclosed the news of the arrest of 8 persons including 2 CSP officers and alleged that the persons seized were involved in attempting to separate East Pakistan through armed revolt.
Trio accused in JIT report reject findings, claim innocence. On the other hand, the fiery and widely respected Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, having overcome his brief flirtation with Ayub Khan in the early s, had taken a decisive step in garnering popular support for a movement to have Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his co-accused in the Agartala Case freed without any conditions attached.
And he had been in prison since May 8, when, moments after addressing a rally drumming up support for the Six Points in Narayanganj, he was carted off to Dhaka Central Jail. Two days later, on February 17, Field Marshal Ayub Khan contacted the newly constituted Democratic Action Committee, a grouping of opposition politicians led by Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, and suggested convening a round table conference of government and opposition politicians to resolve the impasse.
As time would show, the reality was to be something quite different. Related News Khaleda sued for ‘derogatory remarks’ against State.
February The Agartala Conspiracy Case – Liberation War
A good number of Bengali lawyers happily seized the opportunity of being part of the prosecution team. Indeed, the first real stirrings of vase in Pakistan’s eastern province, insofar as the Ayub regime was concerned, had been observed a month earlier through the killing of a young student, Asaduzzaman, on January Mujib tried again, at which point the journalist whispered: World leaders congratulate Hasina.
But the British lawyer’s stay in Dhaka was not to be a comfortable one for him. Has regime change boomeranged?
Agartala Conspiracy Case – Wikipedia
The demand that Ayub Khan resign and that his underlings conspiracu East Pakistan, personified by the likes of Governor Abdul Monem Conspiracg, quit office began to acquire the shape and form of a popular revolution in the making. Views Read Edit View history. The incarcerated Bengali leader tried drawing the journalist’s attention to him. Updated December 30, Pressure on the press A government-controlled body to run the affairs of newspapers is not in sync with the modern concepts of rule.
Buoyed by rumours of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s imminent release, huge crowds of Bengalis czse before the gates to the Dhaka cantonment on February 21, the anniversary of the Language Movement of He was assisted in conducting legal proceedings in the special tribunal by Abdus Salam Khan, Ataur Rahman Khan, and others. Two months after he landed in Dhaka, Thomas Williams would make his way back to London in Augustbut not before he had told the tribunal that the trial was a sham and that the case itself was a cooked up one.
Significantly, a number of DAC politicians, too, defended the parole idea, arguing that the issue of dropping of the Agartala Case and an unconditional freeing of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman could be thrashed out at the RTC in Rawalpindi. It was an early sign of things to come.
Once the regime added Mujib’s name to the list, terming him accused number one in the conspiracy case, the Awami League leader, then aged forty-eight, was moved to a maximum security cell inside the cantonment in Dhaka. Two months after he landed in Dhaka, Thomas Williams would make his way back to London in Augustbut not before he had told the tribunal that the trial was a sham and that the case itself was a cooked up one.
The hearings took place inside a secured chamber within the Dhaka Cantonment. Casw days later, the province erupted in unprecedented agitation. An intriguing aspect of the story of the Agartala Conspiracy Case was the very large number of state witnesses and approvers arrayed on the side of the government. Mujib remained a prisoner that day. In the face of mass movement, the government withdrew the Agartala Conspiracy Case on 22 February