Talk:Ziaur Rahman

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  • This is Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendro. I, Major Ziaur Rahman, on behalf of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, hereby declare that the independent People's Republic of Bangladesh has been established. I have taken command as the temporary Head of the Republic. I call upon all Bengalis to rise against the attack by the West Pakistani Army. We shall fight to the last to free our Motherland. By the grace of Allah, victory is ours. Joy Bangla. -March 26, 1971. The Declaration of Independence of Bangladesh
  • I will make politics difficult for the politicians.
  • Eventually an effective political ideology cannot be based on any certain religion. Religion can offer some contribution, but an entire political activism cannot be oriented in accordance with religion. Political history of this region has the example of religion-based politics attempted in Pakistan and it failed. Not only in Islam, people in other religions of many regions try to keep on politics based on religion. It's not right. It's important and it should be remembered.
  • Do you think I want to hang Taher? Well, I don’t. But the Law of the Land should carry its Course. He did not send any Mercy Petition and so what is there for me to do?
    • While speaking to Major Mir Shawkat Ali Khan (commander of Sector no.5 of Bangladesh during the 1971 War) and General Nurul Islam Shishu about Colonel Abu Taher's execution during the early hours of June 21, 1976.