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A malnourished refugee child from Bangladesh lies on the ground at a shabby camp in India. Raghu Rai/Magnum Photos
A malnourished refugee child from Bangladesh lies on the ground at a shabby camp in India. Raghu Rai/Magnum Photos

‘A picture is worth a thousand words,’ is most appropriate statement for the photographs that emerged from all over Bangladesh during its Liberation War of 1971. Total 30 lakh people were killed in just nine months in the world’s worst genocide, two lakh to four lakh women – young as 8 and old as 75 – were raped, Hindu people were specially persecuted and intellectuals were murdered as the then Pakistan government let loose its army to crush the uprising of Bangalees demanding independence from Pakistan. While the Bangalees consider it their most glorious age in history, the sacrifice they had to make 43 years back remains matchless for the brutality they had to undergo. Since the photos are essential to understand the graveness of the atrocity and extent of sacrifice, The Daily Star is working to gather the photos in this repository, especially the rarely seen ones.

If you have photos that you think can enrich this collection or know about online resources where we can find so, please let us know by emailing us at  reliving1971@gmail.com

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ABOUT FREEDOM IN THE AIR

Freedom in the air is a non-profit project aimed at building a rich repository for all sorts of contents on Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971. Besides producing exclusive video interviews of war heroes and experts and a turn-by-turn daily interactive calendar of 1971, The Daily Star Online gathered very rare declassified diplomatic cables, the sensational Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report that proved genocide by Pakistan army, significant collection of rarely seen photographs and international newspaper reports. There is an exceptional collection of TV reports, video footages and documentaries which The Daily Star does not own but using with courtesy of the original owners and those who uploaded.