Revolutionary uprising of 7th November 1975
Just within three days after we had left the country for Bangkok, on 7th November 1975 the historic revolutionary uprising was initiated under the joint leadership of Sena Parishad and Gano Bahini. Other patriotic and progressive forces joined hands.
The people had joined once again spontaneously like that of 15th August 1975 also supported this uprising. The uprising spearheaded by the patriotic section of the armed forces under the leadership of Sena Parishad and Gono Bahini of Col. Taher turned into a popular revolution. Brig. Khaled & co. were ousted from power. The evil conspiracy of the defeated forces and their foreign masters was shattered by the soldier and peoples solidarity. On both the occasions 15th of August and 7th of November the streams of people flooded the streets of Dhaka and other major cities of the country. The nation expressed a unique soldierly to face the national crisis. The whole of Bangladesh turned into an invincible fortress against the anti national and anti people traitors and the hegimonist and expansionist powers. After the successful uprising Brig. Khaled, Mosharaff and a few of his close associates tried to escape from the country but they failed and got killed in the hands of the revolutionaries. Rests of them were arrested. As par the earlier decision Maj.Gen. Ziaur Rahman was released from his captivity and was restored as the Chief of Army Staff. Then he accordingly invited Khandakar Mustaq Ahmed to resume his responsibility as the President. But Khandaker Mushtaq Ahmed declined the request of Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman. Later in a historic speech broadcasting in the national media Khandaker Mustaq Ahmed explained the reasons why he did not accept the Presidency even after hew was requested by Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman, and paid glorious tributes to the heroic uprising of the 7th November 1975. The authenticity, of my narration of the events from 2nd Nov. to 7th Nov 75 are echoed in the slogans that thundered the skys of Dhaka raised by the revolutionaries. The slogans were.
"Narae Takbir Allahu Akber"
"Siphai Janata Bhai Bhai Khaled er Rakta Chai".
"Kandakar Mustaq Zindabad. Bangladesh Zindabad".
"Major Dalim Zindabad".
"Rashid, Farooq Ziadabad Khaled Mosharaff Murabad".
"General Zia Jekhane Amra Achi Shekhane."
Historically 7th of November can not be isolated from the 15th August 1975. Because the same lot of patriots spearheaded the popular uprisings of the 15th of August and the 7th November imbued with the same spirit. Only exception was that on 7th November Col. Taher and his Gono Bahini had joined hands with Sena Parishad. The spirit of both these historic revolutionary uprisings were to salvage the nation from the dictatorship of BKSAL, to restore democracy fundamental and human rights, to establish rule of law, to bring Bangladesh out from the subjugation of the Indo-Soviet Axis.
The spirit of nationalism that was rejuvenated with the historic political change of the 15th August 1975 is forcefully flowing in all sphere of our national life. 15th August uprising is the symbol of selfless patriotism and commitment to national emancipation. 15th August is a beacon that shall inspire the patriots of all times to fight against the national traitors and the despotic dictators. This will remain as a mile stone in the history of the nationalist struggle of the people of Bangladesh.