Political fightback exactly what was going on. Strikes and the occasional civilian violence. You need riot police for that. This was a civilian matter, police should have been involved. Not soldiers and tanks, with orders to shoot to kill anyone on sight.
Regardless of what your narratives say, until March 25, no East Pakistani Bengali Military officer was involved in these political demonstrations. They defected and joined the war after the atrocities of Operation Searchlight became known to everyone. Many were held captive in the West during the entirety of the war. These military officers spearheaded the Mukti Bahini. All sector commanders were Bengali officers of Pakistan army.
Before you question the loyalty of these men- these were the very same soldiers who participated in the defence of Lahore in 1965. East Bengal Regiment won 12 gallantry award. Major Ziaur Rahman, who was one of the sector commanders and was later the President of Bangladesh, had received Hilal-i-Jurat
for the Indo-Pak War in 1965.
Mukti Bahini received its volunteers after March 25. Prior to that it wasn't Mukti Bahini. It was just a small number of political goons of Awami league involved in the usual political violence. Operation Searchlight and events leading up to that was Pakistani Generals' own doing.
I don't believe Bangladeshi 3 million narrative. But even if it was just a couple of thousand civilian killed, it was wrong and unjustified action. The moment operation searchlight was launched, there was absolutely no way back. Partition was guaranteed.
Anyway, I won't waste any more of my time discussing with you, since you clearly blindly follow the military establishment narrative. These things have been discussed and dissected thousands of time in this very forum. There are plenty of documents available for you to read only if you are willing to open minded.
We will leave the justice to Allah.