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Mujib Bahini

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Mujib Bahini

Mujib Bahini
Faction of Liberation Army
Participant in the Bangladesh Liberation War
Active December, 1971
Ideology Nationalism
Leaders Serajul Alam Khan and Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani, Tofael Ahmed, Abdur Razzaq, MP
Area of operations Bangladesh
Strength 5000
Allies India
Opponents Pakistan, Mukti Bahini[1]

Mujib Bahini was an armed force formed during the

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Some former members were rewarded by the Indian government and decided to become Indian citizens themselves. Bimal Pramanik, the director of Centre for Research in India-Bangladesh Relations, was a former sector commander of Mujib Bahini. He fled Bangladesh in the aftermath of Mujib's assassination in 1975 and shifted to Kolkata in 1976; he has been living in the city since then.[8]


Zainal Abedin, a former student leader and a freedom fighter who crossed over to India in 1971 and joined the Mujib Bahini, reminiscing about how the Indian handlers and RAW agents treated them

Recollection of former members

After the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, the Mujib Bahini was merged with the auxiliary Jatiya Rakkhi Bahini, which became infamous for its own human rights abuses.[1]

After 1971

Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury of Dhaka University opined that Mujib Bahini sowed rift between Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Tajuddin Ahmed and contributed to his downfall.[1]

It is alleged that this force was formed during the concluding part of Liberation War according to the policy of Awami League and the ally, India, aimed against the leftist freedom fighters to bar them from taking the lead in the War.[5] It is accused of being involved in hooliganism and looting after the end of War of Independence.[6]

1971 War of Independence


  • 1971 War of Independence 1
  • After 1971 2
    • Recollection of former members 2.1
  • References 3


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