When the first bullet was fired, the leader of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rahman took no time to declare the independence of this territory.
It was during the first hours of 26 March 1971 when the Pak Army unleashed operation Genocide, burning down Dhaka and killing people indiscriminately. A soldier from Tikka Khan’s security troop rushed to him and said, “Sir listen, Shiekh Saheb (Sheikh Mujib) has declared the Independence of East Pakistan. “The entire Pakistani troops were shocked! The news that a new nation had just been born explored the length and breadth of the planet.
Source: Pakistani Researcher Ahmed Salim’s Book on Sheikh Mujib’s Life in Pakistani Prison