March 3, 1971.
- Called by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, complete strikes are observed all through Bangladesh for the first time and in the Capital Dhaka for the second time. During the strike general going-on in the city comes to a complete standstill.
- During the strike, in the spontaneous processions brought about by general people, under fire of Pakistani Military many people die. Apart from Dhaka, curfew is imposed on Rangpur and Sylhet.
- In Rangpur, as fight breaks out between Pakistani army men and civilians, from 2:30pm in the afternoon a 24 hour curfew is imposed. In Sylhet the Curfew is imposed from 7:30 in the morning to 7:30 in the evening. Whereas in Dhaka the curfew time is softened and changed from 10:30 in the night to 6 in the morning.
- President Yahya Khan, in an announcement said that a meeting would be arranged on the coming 10th March between the political leaders. This is announced from the President Bhaban in Rawalpindi where it is also said that after the conference, within two weeks, the national Parliamentary/committee assembly will be held. Bangabandhu, instantly rejects the invitation by President Yahya Khan.
- Bangabandhu says in a speech directed towards Mr Bhutto, that “if you do not want a democratically elected government, then you can form your own government. We will form the government/constitution of Bangladesh” said Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.