'Peace Committee formed on Apr 10 in '71 to resist birth of Bangladesh' | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 10, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 10, 2010

'Peace Committee formed on Apr 10 in '71 to resist birth of Bangladesh'

A 'Peace Committee' was formed on April 10 in 1971 led by the then president of East Pakistan Council Muslim League Khwaja Khairuddin to save Pakistan and to resist the emergence of Bangladesh.
Khaja Khairuddin, who lost his security deposit in national election in 1970 to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka city, became convener of the Peace Committee.
AQM Shafiqul Islam, Moulvi Farid Ahmed, Prof Gholam Azam, Peer Moshin Uddin Dudu Miah, Mahmud Ali, ASM Soliman, Abul Kashem and Ataul Haque Khan were members of the Committee.
A 140-member central Peace Committee was formed primarily.
Earlier formation of the Peace Committee, a 22-member delegation of political leaders led by Nurul Amin and another delegation led by Hamidul Haque Chowdhury and Prof Gholam Azam met General Tikka Khan, who led the genocide of Bangalees, on April 5 and 6.
The news was published with photographs in the `Daily Sangram', the mouthpiece of Jamaat on April 7.

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