Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while participating in the National Day Programme on March 26, said that he himself was jailed during his early years while protesting for the freedom of Bangladesh. "I would like to remind brothers and sisters in Bangladesh with pride, being involved in the struggle for independence of Bangladesh was one of first movements of my life. I must have been 20-22 years old when I and my colleagues did Satyagraha for Bangladesh's freedom." "The pictures of atrocities that the Pakistan Army inflicted on the people here used to distract us. For many days those pictures didn't let us sleep," he added. PM Modi is in Bangladesh for a two-day visit, his first since the pandemic broke out.