How Bongobondhu's Family Was Saved From Pakistani Army By An Unarmed Indian Major

On the 17th December 1971, Major AK Tara was detailed to take a section and position it for protection of Mrs. Mujibur Rahman and her family. On arriving at her residence, the officer discovered that one platoon of Pakistani soldiers was entrenched there. It was indulging in indiscriminate firing on unarmed civilians who had gathered to greet Mrs. Rahman. The officer quickly appreciated the situation and discarded the use of force lest Mrs. Rahman and family be injured by Pak troops. The officer, in complete disregard of his safety, approached the enemy troops unarmed and showing remarkable coolness and tact persuaded the Pak troops to lay down arms though they had earlier threatened to shoot him.