Category: Historic document


  • UK Foreign Office’s confidential letter on Zia

    UK Foreign Office’s confidential letter on Zia

    President Ziaur Rahman paid an official visit to the United Kingdom in June 1980 that made headlines in The Times and The Guardian. A letter was sent to the Prime Minister’s office when he expressed his willingness to visit the United Kingdom and have a discussion with Prime Minister Margaret Hilda Thatcher from the Foreign […]

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  • UN Secretary General on Zia’s death

    UN Secretary General on Zia’s death

    U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim sent a message to Acting President Abdus Sattar on May 30, 1981, over an urgent cable through United Nations Information Center, Dhaka. The message reads: Mr. President, I wish to express to you and through you to the Government and people of Bangladesh my horror and grief at the tragedy which […]

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  • Indira Gandhi’s condolence

    Indira Gandhi’s condolence

    India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi expressed shock at the assassination of Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman, whom she called a man of ‘statesmanlike vision.’ We are shocked at the tragic news of his excellency President Ziaur Rahman’s assassination. I have always condemned the politics of murder. President Ziaur Rahman led his country with distinction, giving special […]

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  • President Reagan on Zia’s death

    President Reagan on Zia’s death

    President Ronald Reagan of the United States of America, sent a message to Acting President Abdus Sattar of Bangladesh on the Death of President Ziaur Rahman immediately after he received the information on May 31, 1981. The message read: I was shocked and deeply grieved to learn of the assassination of President Ziaur Rahman. The […]

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