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Farhan Tanjim Ahmed

ID - 1712304630
Course -
HIS103
Sec - 08
M AS S U PSURGE, 1969
The mass upsurge of 1969 is a significant milestone in the history of the
country’s independence. The Mass Upsurge Day is set to be observed today to
commemorate the historic uprising against the Pakistani military dictatorship
in 1969.
R E AS ON B E H IND MAS S U PS U RG E

• It was in line with the six points movement &


against the military dictatorship of Ayub Khan

• Another Vangurd of the Anti- Ayub Mass


Movement was the All party student committee
of action on the basis of an 11 point program

• All these directed to the fall of Ayub's Regime

• It was during the mass movemnt of 1969 that


Bangali Nationalism reached its highest point
Timeline of Events in 1969 4th January
Shorbodolio Chatro Shongram Porishad (The
All Party Student Action Committee) puts forth
its 11-point agenda.
7–8 January
Formation of a political coalition named
Democratic Action Committee (DAC) to
restore democracy.
20 January
Student activist Asaduzzaman dies as the
police opens fire on demonstrators

24 January
Matiur, a teenager activist, is gunned down by
the police.
15 February
Sergeant Zahurul Haq, one of the convicts
of Agartala Conspiracy Case, is assassinated
in the prison of Kurmitola Cantonment.
Timeline of Events in 1969
18 February
Dr. Shamsuzzoha of Rajshahi University is
killed as the police open fire on a silent
procession in Rajshahi.
21 February
Withdrawal of Agartala Conspiracy Case.

23 February
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is accorded a grand
reception, where he is given the
title Bangabandhu (friend of Bengal

10–13 March
Ayub Khan calls for a round-table meeting
with the opposition

25 March
Ayub Khan hands over power
to General Yahya Khan, the army Chief of
Staff.
RESULT OF MASS UPSURGE

• Ayub Khan had to hand over his power to General Yahya Khan, Chief of
Pakistani Army on 24th March 1969.Though Yahya Khan imposed
Martial law again, but he also considered to  arrange elections
according to universal franchise and also introduced Parliamentary
democracy

• After 1969, Pakistan came as two divided factions of a country. This


year and its incidents contributed as one of the most  important
factors for the freedom of Bangladesh from  Pakistan and became an
independent country after 1971.
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