Shamsuddoza Sajen

Shamsuddoza Sajen is a journalist and researcher. He can be contacted at sajen1986@gmail.com

December 15, 2021
December 15, 2021

Bhutto walks out in tears

In a letter dated December 15, 1971, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi expressed her deep frustration to US President

December 14, 2021
December 14, 2021

Malik cabinet resigns en masse

The entire regional government of East Pakistan headed by Dr AM Malik resigned today, disassociating itself from the central administration of Pakistan President Yahya Khan.

December 13, 2021
December 13, 2021

Third Soviet veto bars truce plan

In a letter to the UN Secretary General U Thant, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said “there can be a ceasefire and withdrawal of Indian armed forces” if Pakistan withdraws its troops from Bangladesh and reaches a political solution with the leaders there.

December 12, 2021
December 12, 2021

India, Russia discuss Bangladesh war

Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily V Kuznetsov held talks on Bangladesh with Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi today in New Delhi.

December 11, 2021
December 11, 2021

Pakistan general sends SOS to UN

The Bangladesh government today banned four communal parties -- the Muslim League, the Jamaet-i-Islami, the Nizami Islam and the People’s Democratic Party. The announcement was made by acting president Syed Nazrul Islam in Jashore.

December 10, 2021
December 10, 2021

Mitro Bahini closing in on Dhaka

In a backchannel message, Henry Kissinger, the US president’s Assistant for national security affairs, informed US

December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021

Pakistan accepts truce call of UN

Pakistan informed the United Nations today that she had “decided to accept” the General Assembly’s call for ceasefire and for a withdrawal of hostile troops to their own soil.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

India derides UN proposal for ceasefire

A senior Indian spokesman today disputed statements by a White House spokesman that Indian military intervention in East Pakistan had foiled American efforts to persuade the Bangalee  “insurgents” and the Pakistan authorities to reach a political settlement.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

General Assembly holds emergency debate

The UN General Assembly today held an emergency debate on the Indo-Pakistan war with Argentina proposing an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of troops of both sides.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

India recognises Bangladesh

Amidst tumultuous cheers and jubilation at Lok Sabha, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announced today that India has recognised the government of Bangladesh.