Killing Grounds | The Daily Star
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mass grave in utter neglect

    Golahat mass grave near Saidpur railway station in the district bearing the horrifying memory of the massacre of 437 Marwaris by

  • 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.

  • Killing grounds in utter neglect in Lalmonirhat

    Over a dozen killing grounds and mass graves in the district where hundreds of Bangalees were massacred by the Pakistan occupation

  • 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.

  • Killing of intellectuals at Rayerbazar

    The killings of intellectuals were a well planned strategy to divest a Bangladesh that has just emerged as an independent country of its thinkers, professionals and teachers to cripple its progress.

  • bogra-mass-grave

    The girl who lies among forgotten martyrs

    If she were alive, she would have been a living with the pride of our glorious Liberation War like any of us.