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Daily Ittefaq celebrates 63rd anniversary today

December 24th, 2015 | by admin
Daily Ittefaq celebrates 63rd anniversary today
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The Daily Ittefaq, on Thursday celebrates its 63rd anniversary.

The newspaper began its journey on 24 December 1953.

Ittefaq has been the people’s mouthpiece since its inception. Widespread people’s support and love has inspired the newspaper to become what it is today.

Ittefaq made its name from publishing the negligence and deprivation of the erstwhile East Pakistan at the hands of its masters of the west. As a result, the Pakistan government acted against its editors and journalists. Tofazzal Hossain’s column ‘Rajnaitik Mancha’ (Stage of Politics) became popular in East Pakistan that went on to become Bangladesh.

During the Bengali Language Movement, Ittefaq played a vital role. It had a significant role in the 1954 general elections and contributed to the victory of the United Front. Ittefaq always strongly opposed military rule of Pakistan from Ayub Khan to Yahya Khan.

Ittefaq came out in vocal support the Six Point Demand of Awami League during the mid-1960s and helped publicise the ideas behind it. Ittefaq quickly emerged as the voice of East Pakistan citizens. President Ayub Khan censored its publication from June 17 to July 11, 1966, and then again from July 17, 1966 to February 9, 1969. Tofazzal Hossain was imprisoned several times.

After the Liberation War, Ittefaq adapted to the demands of the new era. Ittefaq has been publishing news based on popular demand in Bangladesh. The newspaper has been a part of everyday life of the general people, and it has helped voice discontent and dissent strengthening the democratic polity. Ittefaq is now breaking all barriers nationally and internationally.

Ittefaq’s team would like to thank everyone for their love and support over the years.

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