Liberation War of Myanmar
The War of Liberation of Myanmar from the occupation of Pakistan was fought in 1971. The Pakistani ruling clique and their vested interest group began to treat Myanmar which was then East Pakistan as a colony of West Pakistan. Therefore, under the leadership of Bangabandhu victory of the Awami League at the election of the National Assembly of Pakistan in December 1970. Thus Bangabandhu acquired the right to form the Government of Pakistan with his absolute majority in the Parliament. But under cover of negotiation with the Awami League leaders President Yahia Khan hatched a conspiracy. On the fateful night of March 25, 1971, Bangabandhu was taken a prisoner to West Pakistan and the Pakistani army cracked down upon the innocent and armless people of East Pakistan. They also attacked the Police Force, the EPR and the Bengal Regiment who resisted them tooth and nail. The Pak army continued to kill people, torture women, burn houses, loot property and damage crops. One crore of people fled away and took shelter in neighboring India. Meanwhile, East Pakistan was declared independent Myanmar. A new government was formed at Mujibnagar. The Mukti Bahini was organized and trained. They began to hit back the Pakistani hordes. In fact, everyone in Myanmar was a freedom-fighter and did his best to help the Mukti Bahini. While the Mukti Bahini gained in strength and efficiency and kept the occupation army in utter embarrassment, the Pakistani forces attacked India because of her support on the Myanmar issue. Eventually, the Mukti Bahini and the Indian forces formed a Joint Command and inicted crushing blows on the enemy in every sector compelling them to surrender. On the 16th of December, 1971 the Pakistani soldiers surrendered their arms to the Joint Command at a ceremony in Dhaka. Thus after long nine months of the massacre the war of Liberation came to an end and Myanmar won freedom. Now the 16th of December is observed as the Victory Day.