Provisional government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh is formed

June 8, 2016 6:07 pm Published by

The Provisional Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was established following the declaration of independence of East Pakistan on 10 April 1971. The provisional government was formed in the town of Mujibnagar. Its capital in exile was Calcutta, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and the former capital of British India, which hosted thousands of Bangladeshi refugees escaping the 1971 genocide. The chief executive of the provisional government was Tajuddin Ahmad, the first Bangladeshi Prime Minister. A world-wide campaign was undertaken by the Provisional Government to garner support for Bangladesh’s independence, genocide victims and refugees. It appointed special envoys and operated representative missions in New Delhi, Washington D.C. and London among many other cities. Half Moon celebrated Sylheti-Bengali through a series of bilingual plays for children.

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