The Daily Ittefaq

The Daily Ittefaq

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The Daily Ittefaq () is a daily newspaper which is one of the most published and circulated newspaper published from Bangladesh. This newspaper printed in Bengali by Ittefaq Group of Publications Limited. This newspaper played a very crucial role in the downfall of East Pakistan military during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

Colonial era

The Ittefaq was first published as a weekly paper on the 24 December 1953 by Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani and Yar Mohammad Khan who was its founder publisher and also the founder treasurer of Bangladesh Awami League. As both of them were occupied in active politics and anti Pakistan movement, they appointed Tofazzal Hossain as its editor. Tofazzal Hossain was working in Kolkata as a journalist at the time.

In the colonial era it publicized the negligence and colonial mindset of Pakistan leaders to East Pakistan. As a result, the government acted against its editors and journalists. Tofazzal Hossain's post editorial column ‘Rajnaitik Mancha’ (political platform) earned great popularity in East Pakistan. Ittefaq had a significant role in the general elections of 1954, and it contributed to the victory of the United Front. In 1958 Tofazzal Hossain changed the name of the original founder and publisher and replaced it with his name. Ittefaq always strongly opposed all military rule of Pakistan starting from Ayub Khan to Yahya Khan.

The Ittefaq supported the Six Point Program of Awami League during the mid-1960s and played an...
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