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From 50 Years Ago: East Pakistan Outbreak.

Editorial from Volume XIV, No 8, February 24, 1962.

However much thoughtful observers inside and outside Pakistan may have regretted it, the mass of the people had welcomed the military dictatorship despite its systematic, thorough and drastic elimination of the politicians from public life. ...But, as is the in-evitable fate of military rule everywhere, with the passage of time, it has lost its glam-our, and its incorruptibility has worn off.

…from what has been reported, it is abso-lutely clear that resentment against the mili-tary regime, hitherto simmering below sur-face has come out into the open. The lead has been taken by the students who have demon-strated, faced the bullets and stood up to massive reprisals…The disturbances in the west wing, however, are nothing compared to the flare-up in East Pakistan where stu-dents not only in Dacca but almost in all the towns which boast of a college have made the authorities sit up and take notice.

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