23 March 1971

March 25, 2016
March 25, 2016

'I have no way of going anywhere'

March 23, 1971 was an extraordinary day. It had always been observed as Pakistan's Republic Day. And yet this time in 1971, something different happened. Instead of the green and white flags with a crescent and a star of Pakistan, green flags with a red disc with the map of East Pakistan in golden colour superimposed, fluttered atop all buildings in Dhaka.