Successful Completion of the Webinar Titled "Mujibnagar Government and the Proclamation of Independence: A Reminiscence" | Green University of Bangladesh

Successful Completion of the Webinar Titled “Mujibnagar Government and the Proclamation of Independence: A Reminiscence”


Department of Law successfully organized a webinar titled ‘Mujibnagar Government and the Proclamation of Independence: A Reminiscence’ on 28.04.2021(Wednesday) at 11.00 AM. The webinar was ornamented by the gracious presence of time befitting reverend Advocate Barrister Amir-ul Islam, the draftsmen of the proclamation of independence. Prof. Dr. Selim Toha, Professor of the department of law, Islamic University, Kushtia was present as Special Guest. Prof. Dr. Abdur Razzaque, Pro-VC of Green University of Bangladesh paid his valuable time as Guest of Honour. The webinar was chaired by Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Chairperson of the Department of Law, Green University of Bangladesh. The speakers discussed the multifaceted importance of the Mujibnagar Government and Proclamation of Independence as well. Barrister Amir-ul-Islam shared his personal experience during the time making proclamation of independence and forming the temporary Government in 1971. He said that the spirit of proclamation was made to ensure democracy, freedom of speech, social justice, fundamental human rights and emancipation of downtrodden people. This spirit should be borne into the mind of students to build a good nation by incorporating the principles of proclamation of independence in curriculum from primary to university level. He expressed his sorrow that the spirit is being dwindled and fallen apart. He emphasized to address social movements for curbing oppression and inequality. He also picked a question whether we have achieved the goal after 50 years of our independence. ‘The inspiration of the proclamation of independence should be materialized in every aspect of our life,’ he urged. 

Prof. Dr. Selim Toha illustrated the historical setting of Mujibnagar Government as well as the importance of the proclamation of independence. He described that the formation of a temporary government was scheduled in Chuadanga at the outset. But due to apparent threat erupted by the Pakistani army to carry out air strike (Jessore Cantonment is nearby from Chuadanga) led the government to be formed at Amrokannon (Mango Orchard) Baddonathtola of Meherpur district which is now called as Mujibnagar. The philosophy behind forming the government here is to evade from airstrikes, since the Pakistani army could not strike without violating the air of India. He enumerated that the formation of a temporary government was a great achievement for Bangladesh through which the national leaders could communicate with alien countries for the necessary assistance to be taken. But for this government, the Pakistani leader could term the freedom fighters as separatists. 

Prof. Dr. Abdur Razzaque told that proclamation of independence was the widest and sensible amplitude for our national hopes and aspirations. Formation of the temporary government was not a trivial but a gigantic task indeed. He insisted to adopt the spirit of proclamation of independence in the academic arena, especially in the university level, the highest echelon of academic knowledge. Dr. Parvez Ahmed described the multifaceted importance of the proclamation of independence. ‘It was a documentation of the founding faith, hopes and aspirations of a nation’, he told. Through this document the will of Bangladeshi nation was articulated. He also praised the legislature for incorporating the invaluable document to our Constitution, the paramount law of Bangladesh. Dr. Md. Arifuzzaman, Senior lecturer of the department of law and Ms. Umme Ruman, Director of the permanent campus also delivered their speech on the occasion. Total 187 participants joined in the event. Soiyod Mahadi & Jannatul Mauya Prakrity, Students, PC, Department of law successfully moderated the program. The Webinar was facilitated by Dr. Md. Mehedi Hasan, Assistant Professor & Ms. Anjelika Khan, Assistant Professor, Dept of Law, GUB.