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Liberation War Factsheet

 

Bangladeshi Death toll: 3,000,000

Women raped: 200,000 to 400,000  (young as 8, old as 75)

23,000 abortions were performed in Dhaka

300-400 children were born at 22 abortion/delivery clinics in Dhaka

8,000 Pakistani soldiers died in combat

 


 

West Pakistani deployment in East Pakistan during 1971

Regular Army: 80,000

Rangers and militia: 24,000

Civilian forces: 24,000

Razakar, al-Badr and al-Shams: 50,000

 


 

Sources:

US State Department

Statistics of Genocide: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, Chapter 8

Ekattorer Ghatok O Dalalera Ke Kothai

Mukti Juddho Kosh, Muntasir Mamun

Fortnightly secret report on the situation in East Pakistan, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Internal Affairs, Government of Pakistan

The Daily Prothom Alo

The Daily Ittefaq 

 


 

Number of Refugees and camps in India

 

Roughly 10 million Bangladeshis flee to India

 

State

Camps

Refugees

West Bengal

496

74, 93, 474

Tripura

276

14, 16, 491

Meghalaya

17

6, 67, 986

Assam

28

3, 12, 713

Bihar & Others

12

8, 641

Total

829

98,99,305

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