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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Dhaka attack March 26 1971

This NBC Television report was broadcasted on March 29, 1971 about the West Pakistani massacre of unarmed people in East Pakistan by the West Pakistan army.

Footage of Liberation War

In this foreign documentary report on the Liberation War 1971 a singer crie, look the Pakistanis have turned the golden Bengal into a morgue, a graveyard.    

Dateline Bangladesh Documentary by Gita Mehta

During the years 1970, 1971, Gita Mehta (born 1943) was a television war correspondent for the US television network NBC. Her film compilation of the Bangladesh Liberation War, Dateline Bangladesh, was shown in cinema theatres both in India and abroad.

Rape during the Liberation War

Like many women who were raped by Pakistani soldiers, Saiyeba, is a disgrace among her people. Her parents take care of her but they are certain that no man will ever marry her.  

Spirit of Liberation War

Spirit of Liberation War

Recently a debate has cropped up over the finer points of the question what the spirit of liberation war really means. But I hope that no one would contest some very basic points. The most fundamental point would be 'liberation' or the right of any nation or people to self-determination as recognized by...

Tarique summoned for calling Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

Tarique summoned for calling Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

A Dhaka court today summoned BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman asking him to appear before it on December 10 in connection with a case filed against him on charge of calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “Pakbandhu (Friend of Pakistan)”. Metropolitan Magistrate Judge Rezaul Karim came up with the order hours after Monir...

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Our Cruel Birth

Our Cruel Birth

In the cold winter morning of December 16, Dhaka cantonment was hot with rumours. The depressed and desperate Pakistani army officers were confused about their fate. Will the yellows from the north (Chinese army) and the whites (American 7th fleet) from the south arrive to rescue them? However, a note from Indian Major General...

Reflections on the Liberation War

Reflections on the Liberation War

How did we force the Pakistan Army to surrender in nine months? Whatever may be the myth of the Pakistan army, it was not a formidable enemy. It was a Third World army and its senior commanders were inept. Terrorizing unarmed civilians of your country with guns is neither an act of courage...

Dreams from Sixteenth December and realities

Dreams from Sixteenth December and realities

December 16 in 1971 could not have come sooner for the residents of Dhaka who were holed up in the city for two straight weeks going through night curfews in the beginning, and then for the last forty eight hours non-stop curfews.  The threats came from random apprehension of innocent civilians by Pakistani...

In their words: Bhutto and Mujib, December, 1971

In their words: Bhutto and Mujib, December, 1971

In this exclusive extract from his new book, Kuldip Nayar provides the inside scoop on the thinking of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto immediately following the liberation of Bangladesh The 1970s' papers released by the US from its archives reveal that, following its liberation from Pakistan, Bangladesh wanted to establish a confederation...

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