Historical

195 Pak soldiers can still be tried

Pakistan army's 195 officers are morally and legally culpable for the genocide of 1971 and Bangladesh has the moral and legal rights to try them. Pakistan's excuse of the 1974 agreement does not give it reprieve.

Shame they hid for 28 years

Pakistan's own Hamoodur Rahman Commission found “sufficient evidence” to try the top army generals, including Yahya Khan, for committing atrocities in Bangladesh but Bhutto kept the report under wraps to save the face of the powerful army and satisfy his own hunger for power.

The night of horror

A heavy rain on the night of March 29, 1971 uncovered parts of two mass graves on the Dhaka University campus, according to a US diplomatic cable sent from the erstwhile East Pakistan.

Photograph: A mother and her children at West Bengal refugee camp

Photograph: A mother and her children at West Bengal refugee camp

East Pakistan Secedes, Civil War Breaks Out

NEW DELHI, India Civil war was reported in East Pakistan yesterday and thousands of villagers fought West Pakistani troops in four major cities, even using spears and clubs in the battle , the Press Trust of India news agency (PTI) reported.

Mass Murder Reported in East Pakistan

Mass Murder Reported in East Pakistan

Behind enemy lines: Story of a Bengali family stuck in Pakistan during 1971

To instil the patriotic fervour of our ancestors on to future generations to come.

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TV WATCH

'Tanaporon', based on a short story by Rabindranath Tagore, directed by Abu Hayat Mahmud, will air on NTV at 11:10 pm.

Preserving war history

People have rarely heard of Saiful Islam a preserver of the nation’s history. He is a Philatelic dealer and collector of the Liberation war related items. He collects old newspapers, documents, stamps, books, photos, and philatelic items from waste papers piled up in one of the shanty parts of Old Dhaka.