Footages of 1971 Liberation War | The Daily Star
  • Killing grounds left uncared for

    Tension between Bangalees and Biharis (Urdu speaking people) was soaring since the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu in 1971. There were clashes at places, including in Dinajpur and Rangpur, the strongholds of the Biharis who favoured a united Pakistan.

  • Most mass graves in C'nawabganj now 'a matter of indifference'

    Top: The killing ground known as 'Pakistan Bagan' near Shibganj Girls' College in Chapainawabganj has almost been devoured by Pagla River, while, right, the mass grave near Gomostapur police station is now about to be obliterated. Bottom: Memorial on the mass grave at Rahanpur Railstationpara in Gomostapur upazila of Chapainawabganj.Photo: STAR

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    Commander SMA Karim of Tangail

    In 1971 Liberation War, freedom fighter SMA Karim fought in Sector 11. He joined the liberation movement from 1968 as Chhatra League worker.

  • Gaibandha-Fulchari-mass-grave

    Gaibandha mass grave now a barren ground

    Shoddy fencing and a few worn out signboards are the only things that separate a piece of land in Gaibandha’s Fulchari – where over 4,000 people were slain by the Pakistan forces in 1971.

  • Where are the 1971 mass graves, killing fields in Dhaka?

    Mass graves and killing fields of Liberation War in Dhaka are hard to find now as they are almost lost owing to lack of efforts to preserve these sites where many martyrs were buried or thrown in the marshes, canals and rivers after being killed, or were burnt alive.

  • A Tale of a Tragedy

    It was December 11, 1971. A N M Golam Mostofa, Veteran journalist of the then daily Purba Desh was catering to family duties.

  • Batajore mass killing ground

    Most mass graves in 3 southern districts still unmarked

    Eighty-five percent mass killing grounds in three southern districts of Bangladesh are yet to be marked and conserved even 45 years after the victory of Liberation War.

  • Alamdanga killing field could have more to say

    The Pakistan army's killing field in Alamdanga of Chuadanga could be holding further proof of the brutality of the anti-liberation forces.

  • Jalladkhana

    Killing fields of 1971: Our grief, our strength

    Around 3,000,000 people were brutally killed by the then West Pakistan forces during the nine months of Liberation War in1971, their bodies were dumped and buried in hundreds of mass graves and killing fields across the country.

  • A walk through the Liberation War Museum

    Visitors now can learn about the glorious Liberation War of 1971 at much wider spectrum as the Liberation War Museum has been shifted from its old building at Shegunbagicha to its new premises in Agargaon of Dhaka.

  • Jagatjyoti Das

    Victory day tribute: The legend of Jagatjyoti

    It was sometime in mid-August of 1971. The Pakistan occupation forces continued its atrocities in the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. In the Haor region, encompassing Sunamganj, Habiganj, Kishoreganj and Netrakona, the marauding army was using the Bheramohona River on Sherpur-Ajmiriganj route to supply arms and ammunition to different places.