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Japanese woman 'gang-raped' in India

Japanese woman 'gang-raped' in India

Five men have been arrested in India charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student. Police in the eastern city of Calcutta say the assaults took place over a period of more than a month from 23 November and in at least two locations. They say an organised gang is suspected of targeting single...

Rubel, Happy to go through DNA test

Rubel, Happy to go through DNA test

A Dhaka court today allowed police to carry out a DNA test of cricketer Rubel Hossain and film actress Naznin Akhter Happy to find out the truth over the rape allegation against the Bangladesh pacer. Happy filed the case with the Mirpur Model Police Station under the Prevention of Women and Child Repression Act...

Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 1

Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 1

Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter) and renowned actor Raisul Islam Asad tells his stories of dangerous guerrilla missions he took part in Dhaka city during the Liberation War in 1971. Also watch Part 2

Freedom in the air

Freedom in the air

While trying in vain to quell the Banglaees' struggle for freedom, the Pakistani military turned mad dogs during the nine months of the 1971 Liberation War. Trampling on the Geneva Conventions, they brutally tortured their captives, especially the Bangladeshi women. Their brutality was exposed, during and after the war, by local and international media. According to different official fact sheets on the Liberation War, as many as 200,000 to 400,000 women, aged between eight and 75, were raped by the Pak army and their local collaborators in 1971. Tens of thousands of them were made pregnant. At least 23,000 abortions were performed in Dhaka alone and 300-400 “war-children” were born in...

Comilla schoolgirl 'gang-raped'

A class V girl in Comilla has been “gang-raped” by unidentified men who then shot the entire incident on their mobile phones, the victim has alleged. The incident happened after she went to her school in Sundalpur area in Daudkandi upazila with her mother yesterday afternoon to receive her stipend. Around 5:15pm, the mother went to a classroom to collect the money, leaving her daughter with other students in the playground.  But the girl was not there when she came back with...

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

“Freedom in the Air”, an online repository of the Liberation War with rare video footage including documentaries, exclusive video interviews; rarely seen images, articles, stories and documents, and newspaper clippings can be accessed from today at The Daily Star website, www.thedailystar.net/freedom-in-the-air. The website was launched yesterday jointly by the newspaper and Grameenphone in the capital's...

Victory: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces

Victory: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces

Pakistan Army Eastern Commander Lt. General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered unconditionally on behalf of his 93,000 Pakistan troops at a public ceremony at Dhaka Ramna Race Course (now Suhrawardy Uddyan) to the Bangladesh and Indian joint command on December 16, 1971 after nine-month-long bloody war. It was decided that General Jagjit Singh...

War Calendar: Chronology of events taking place during 1971

Here is a chronology of events that took place since January 1 to December 31, 1971. Besides research by our own team, we received the gracious cooperation of Liberation War Museum (LWM), which provided us its whole chronicle of 1971 events. Visit LWM website here: http://www.liberationwarmuseum.org

Bangladeshi women raped by Pakistani army

Bangladeshi women raped by Pakistani army

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. This NBC report was aired on January 2, 1972. Source

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