• Short Summary

    The people of Bangladesh celebrated the fourth anniversary of their country's independence by congregating in their hundreds of thousands in the capital, Dacca, on Wednesday (26 March).

  • Description

    The people of Bangladesh celebrated the fourth anniversary of their country's independence by congregating in their hundreds of thousands in the capital, Dacca, on Wednesday (26 March). They had come to hear President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman address them in the capital's Suhrawardy Park race course.

    Political leaders claimed this was the biggest such gathering ever held anywhere in the world, although no official figures were given for the numbers attending.

    Sheikh Mujib declared there was no chance of a normal relationship between his country and Pakistan, unless it agreed to share the wealth of the original, undivided nation.

    The President then attacked Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and said the he had not reciprocated the generosity Bangladesh had shown in repatriating Pakistani war criminals.

    Sheikh Mujib's speech was the climax of Independence Day celebrations, marking the moment four years ago when the President and proclaimed a separate state. This was finally achieved nine months later, after the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9HMESBDUV56B50P2PU2WVOKOG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HMESBDUV56B50P2PU2WVOKOG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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