Trial of war criminals
Over the past few weeks people have been claiming or denying any existence of war criminals or incidences of war crime during the liberation war of 1971. While these people are at loggerheads, I would request citizens of Bangladesh to look at the definition of war crime at the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_crime.
I was born in 1971 and so have no recollection of events surrounding the liberation war. I have spoken to a wide section of people and read a few historical accounts and what I think is that there was definitely war crime as per the definition adopted under the auspices of the Nuremberg Trials based on the definition in the London Charter that was published on August 8, 1945.
Now we know there were numerous events of war crimes in 1971, but who were the war criminals? I think this is the question we need to ask.