March 1: General Yahya Khan calls off the session of National Council to be held on March 3 in a radio address.
March 7: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - leader of Awami League party that had just won a landslide victory in East Pakistan in the Federal Elections - announces to a jubilant crowd at the Dhaka Race Course ground, "The struggle this time is the struggle for our emancipation! The struggle this time is the struggle for independence!".
March 9: Workers of Chittagong port refuse to unload weapons from the ship 'Swat'.
March 10: Expatriate Bengali students demonstrate in front of the United Nations Headquarters and calls for UN intervention to put an end to violence on Bengali people.
March 16: Yahya Khan starts negotiation with Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
March 19: Nearly 50 people die as Pakistan Army opens fire on demonstrators at Jaydevpur.
March 24: Pakistan Army opens fire on Bengali demonstrators in Syedpur, Rangpur and Chittagong. More than a thousand people are killed.
Events of the War
March 25: Pakistan Army starts Operation Searchlight in Dhaka and rest of the country, attacking political activists, students, and Bengali members of armed forces......