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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Hearings in the Agartala Conspiracy Case opened on June 19, And thus arose the man Bengalis would thenceforth call Bangabandhu. 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.

On the one hand, the students of Dhaka University, as well as those of other universities across the province, had come to adopt what was in Pakistan’s brief history a radical program, alongside the Six Point Program first enunciated by the imprisoned Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in February Between December and continuing well into the first quarter ofas many as 1, Bengalis in various professions had been detained by the authorities on charges of being complicit in the conspiracy.

Agartala Conspiracy Case accused Syedur dies

The existence of a conspiracy agarta,a Mujib and India for the secession of East Pakistan has not been proven [6] but it is now known that Mujib did secretly meet Indian officials in Agartala in July and there were secret meetings between the Awami League and Indian Government representatives after the war. It was during this time cons;iracy an officer of the East Bengal RegimentRauf ur Rahman, who was in league with the conspirators made an attempt on Alam’s life.

Thirty-eight years after what has come to be known in Bangladesh’s history as a mass upsurge against an entrenched military regime, it makes sense to go back in time and reflect on the defining role the Agartala Conspiracy Case played in the shaping of the Bengali struggle to free themselves of Pakistan. That was not what Ayub Khan and his fellow travelers thought would happen when they decided to convene a special tribunal, as opposed to the normal judiciary, to try the case.


Ironically, the precise reverse of what had been intended happened.

‘Agartala conspiracy case was not false’

agartxla There has always remained the suspicion, a pretty credible one, that the case had been cooked up by Ayub Khan and his Rawalpindi-based government as a means of liquidating Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his rising Bengali nationalistic politics in what was regarded as a.

When the first arrests in the case were announced in late Decembernot a word was said about Mujib’s involvement in the conspiracy.

As the proceedings continued, nevertheless, the political movement outside became increasingly more frenzied, with crowds of Bengalis demanding the dropping of the case. Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. In the preceding three months especially, public outcry against a trial that was beginning to be considered more of a sham than a true legal exercise had gathered pace.

Bomb carrier killed in Rajshahi mosque cnospiracy Pakistan must agarfala the FATF project. Ministry of Liberation War Affairs. A number of state witnesses turned hostile and revealed the inordinate torture they had been subjected to by the authorities before they had agreed to turn approvers. Fazlul Haq survived, after marathon efforts were expended by his Bengali doctor to save him.

He is survived by wife two sons, two daughters and a host of well-wishers and relatives to mourn his death. Consequently, a general resentment against the Pakistani rulers brewed among the people of East Pakistan.

Agartala Conspiracy Case accused Syedur dies

At Dhaka University and other campuses around the province, students deserted the classroom in droves and simply marched out on to the streets. The decade of his autocratic rule came to an end. There were witnesses including 11 approvers. The case was entitled ‘State vs Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and others’.


By this time the Sarbadaliya Chhatra Sangram Parishad supported by maulana abdul hamid khan bhasani organised mass movement against the conspiracy of the government and demanded immediate withdrawal of the case and release of all prisoners including Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Student leader Tofail Ahmed electrified the audience when he referred to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the friend of Bengal. Sankaran Nair Hoshiar Singh Dahiya. Gaartala for punishing offenders. Pakistani intelligence constantly tailed him, and at one point held out clear, subtle threats to him.

A very early sign of Mujib’s dream of Bengali freedom remains his question to Husseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, back ccaseregarding the feasibility of political sovereignty for East Pakistan.

Bangladesh beat Thailand in Asian Games Hockey. Banished to a better life? By the time January gave way to February, the conspkracy before the government had clearly become limited.

Retrieved 2 September A very early sign of Mujib’s dream of Bengali freedom remains his question to Husseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, back inregarding the feasibility of political sovereignty for East Pakistan.

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 caee out at the RTC in Rawalpindi. It was not before January that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was implicated in the case. Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value.