Date: April 1971.
First Publication: 23 April 1971.
This Edition: Marxists.org, March 2013.
Source: Blog of the Communist Party Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Bangladesh, http://sarbaharapath.com.
The Pakistan colonial ruling regime and its running dog, the traitors of East Bengal have occupied most of the district and sub-divisional towns, and they have kept their seizure there. The unoccupied districts or sub-divisions will be occupied by them soon. In cities, the resistance of Awami League, rebel Bengal regiment, EPR and Police is breaking down. The Pakistani colonial ruling regime has kept continuing their fascist atrocities there, and they are trying to restart their broken apart civil administration and carry business and plunder.
The police stations and posts in the rural areas of East Bengal are inactive. They are not carrying any activities against independence, people and revolutionaries of East Bengal, or if any of them want to do so, don’t dare to. Many of them support the independence of East Bengal, and are collaborating with Awami League.
In some areas, Thana civil administration is functioning, where as, in some areas is inactive. They are also not doing anything against independence, people and revolutionaries, or if anyone wants, don’t dare to do so.
Local goons, tyrants and national enemies are sustaining by depending on their own strength, while some of them, by keeping relation with Awami League. They, too, are not daring to openly do anything against independence of East Bengal.
The situation of Awami League is moribund. In some of the areas, their leaders have fled while in other areas they became inactive. Grass root cadres became leaderless and inactive. Because of inner quarrel, pressure from colonial government, incapability of relying upon masses and revolutionary work, despite Indian support and the support from Bengal regiment, EPR and Police, they lost self-confidence. They got the chance to seize political power, but they didn’t do so and make use of it for the sake of people. Moreover, they gave shelter to fund embezzlers, profit suckers, black marketers, goons and national enemies. Their failure and bankruptcy became clear to the people. People understood that independence of East Bengal is not possible by Awami league.
People have high political consciousness, tense aspiration to overthrow black-marketers, usurers, national enemies and colonial ruling regime, and they want to carry liberation war, take part in it and help it.
Because of the usurers, black-marketers and stock marketers, in rural areas, price of daily goods seriously increased artificially and consequently, people’s economic condition reached at serious crisis. Other reasons are migration of workers from urban to rural and job crisis in villages.
From the above mentioned situation, we see, in cities, authority of colonial ruling regime has been forged and is being consolidated, and they are able to do so. But in vast rural areas, they don’t have any control. They will need much time to get it back as before, especially, it takes long time to utilize employees of administration against independence of East Bengal, deploy Police force in stations and make them do anti-independence activities.
At present, it is not possible for the army to take position in police stations and seize villages from there due to lack of number and armed resistance from the people and revolutionaries. They will deploy a large number of forces (they will not deploy a few in number as there is possibility of being crushed) in one after another areas and carry “Search and crush” and “encircle and suppress” campaign, kill everybody, burn everything, loot everything and return back to their bases in cities.
In this situation, in vast rural areas, it is possible to establish government of People’s Republic of East Bengal, annihilate national enemies, forge national liberation force and carry our program.
In rural areas, village and Thana-based committees of republic of East Bengal, have to be formed. Committee will call meeting of people and will be elected by them. There will be representatives of agricultural workers, poor peasants, workers, middle peasants, patriotic land lords and bourgeoisie and also our representatives in the committees.
There will be president, vice president and members (5 or 7 in number) in each committee.
We have to implement our program through these committees. Black-marketers, stock marketers and super profit suckers must be punished. Audit of school, college, Union Council etc institution must be carried. Money embezzlers must be punished.
The decision of committee should be implemented through people, guerrillas and armed masses (village militia etc).
In rural areas, to put national enemies in trial, punish them, distribute their lands, stop usury and injustice, forge village court, stop theft, robbery and corruption.
In the villages, to collect tax forcefully from national enemies. To collect subscription from people according to their abilities.
To carry propaganda for resistance among masses, organize people in village militia and from them recruit those who want to join army. To keep school, hospital and other institution of people open.
In rural areas, army can recruit member from people. It is possible to sanction allowance for them with the money and food of national enemies. They can be armed with the police arms of police stations that we can inactivate, by capturing weapons of national enemies, with the weapons collected from those people who are not fighting, and with domestic weapons. Arms can be collected from army by carrying annihilation against it.
To form a section with seven or nine people, a squad with three sections and a platoon with three squads. Each unit will have a commander and an assistant commander. They must study discipline, three articles and people’s war from Quotation.
They must learn long march, surprise attack, throwing bomb, arrow, spear, knife, sword and bayonet charging.
Party members should be recruited from them. Party committee should be formed among them.
This army will seize different villages and small towns, establish political power and arm local people. It will build party organization, carry propaganda and recruit members.
With the help of local party cadres, the squads of liberation army will enter villages one after another and annihilate national enemies. To gain people’s support, if condition allows, will hold public meeting and implement above mentioned program.
It is possible for this army and political power to sustain and develop.
If local administration of the Pakistan colonial ruling regime and their collaborator national enemies can forge their control in rural areas, it will be difficult for the revolutionaries to carry clandestine work and develop. There will be low tide in revolutionary work in fascist control.
So, at the present opportune moment of revolutionary tide, let’s seize vast rural areas of East Bengal, establish political power, build national liberation army and implement program.
Long live East Bengal Workers Movement!
Establish Republic of East Bengal!
Seize rural areas!
Establish political power!
Annihilate national enemies!
Build National Liberation Army!
Demolition of Pakistan colonial fascists is inevitable! They are paper tiger!
Proletarian revolutionaries of East Bengal, Unite!
Crush revisionism, neo revisionism, Trotskyism-Gueverism, conspiracy and treachery!
East Bengal Workers Movement is correct! Unite under it!
Our victory is inevitable!
Demolition of Yahia-Tikka is inevitable!