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Girl raped by Pakistani army in 1971

This girl who was raped by Pakistani army men died days after filming of this documentary. She was taking treatment at a hospital in Agartala of India after she was found severely wounded as the rapists fired a bullet into her head and abandoned her. This clip is part of a documentary directed by Indian filmmaker S Sukhdev’s 9 Months To Freedom (1975), is a visual document of our struggles to emerge as an independent nation, and an account of the loss that we incurred during Liberation War 1971. This documentary was shared on YouTube by the channel of Films Division (URL:
Circa 1948, Films Division was established under the ministry of information and broadcasting, Government of India, a year after independence of the country.
FD has pioneered and shaped the burgeoning genres of short, documentary and animation films in Indian cinema, in order to engage and educate the Indian mindscape since its inception.

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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.