PV Desk : December, the glorious month of victory and pride for the nation, has begun today (Sunday). The nation earned its liberation after a nine-month long hard battle with the Pakistani occupation forces and materialized victory on December 16 of this month.

Around 48 years ago, on December 16, 1971, Bangladesh got its long-cherished victory against Pakistani army after a nine-month war.

In the elections of December 7, 1970 the Awami League won 160 out of 162 seats in East Pakistan, all but two, and would have had a clear majority in the new assembly had it been convened Sheikh Mujibur Rahman became the majority party leader of the Pakistan National Assembly.

The military rulers of Pakistan refused to allow the Awami League to form a government.

A full scale movement of non-cooperation with the military government began on the 26th of March, 1971 which is celebrated as the Independence Day every year. Thus Bangladesh plunged into a gory war seeking its own birth.