Liberation War 1971 | The Daily Star
  • Mapping genocide in Khulna

    War leaves its traces everywhere, be it in the form of memories or mass graves.

  • MARCH 18, 1971: So-called talks enter third day

    The so-called negotiation, which will later be proved as a ploy of the Pakistan military junta to kill time for military buildup in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, rolled into third day.

  • MARCH 17, 1971: Mujib meets Yahya

    The spontaneous non-cooperation movement of Bangalees stepped into its 16th day.

  • MARCH 13, 1971: Civilian staff of military warned

    As the situation in the then East Pakistan worsened by the day, all employed civilians, on March 13, were ordered to restart their duties at the military establishments by authorities of the martial law.

  • MARCH 11, 1971: In defiance of tyrants

    As the non-cooperation movement gained momentum by the day, East Pakistan was literally run under the direct orders of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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    MARCH 8, 1971: The day after the thunder

    After Bangabandhu's speech the previous day, the winds of the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, had changed.

  • Songs of freedom

    A nation waited with bated breaths days before Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's soon-to-be historic rally to be held at Race Course ground.

  • Dhaka turns a city of processions

    After the shocking declaration of suspension of parliamentary session sine die by President Yahya Khan on March 1, 1971, the country, which has long been waiting to spew out its years-long frustration, erupted like a volcano.

  • Father Marino Rigon

    A friend of Bangladesh passes away

    Father Marino Rigon, whose lifetime love affair with Bangladesh began with a trip from Italy in 1953, dedicated his life to working for the Bangladeshi people.

  • Taramon Bibi to be taken to Dhaka CMH from Rangpur

    Bir Protik Taramon Bibi, who was undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rangpur, is set to be taken in Dhaka CMH as her physical condition deteriorated.

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    War crimes trial to continue: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaffirms her determination to continue the trial of war criminals and says she is ready to make any sacrifice for the sake of the country and the people.

  • A tribute: Schanberg who first broke Pak atrocities to the world

    The Daily Star is paying a tribute to Sydney H Schanberg, a correspondent of The New York Times who upheld before the world the atrocities of Pakistani military in Bangladesh in 1971 through his reporting.

  • 3 brothers convicted

    The war crimes tribunal yesterday convicted three brothers from Habiganj of crimes against humanity and handed down death penalty to one of them and jail until death to the others.

  • 5 Moulvibazar men charged with war crimes

    The prosecution presses five specific charges against five persons of Moulvibazar for crimes allegedly committed by them during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • War crimes: Charges accepted against 2 Mymensingh men

    A war crimes tribunal accepts charges against two Mymensingh men for their alleged involvement in genocide and crimes against humanity during 1971 war.

  • Condemned Nizami seeks review of SC verdict

    Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Motiur Rahmnan Nizami seeks review of Supreme Court verdict that upheld his death penalty for his war crimes.

  • Anti-liberation forces’ conspiracy still on: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the conspiracy of the anti-liberation forces is still on, but they cannot confuse the people like the previous time.

  • PM pays tributes to Bangabandhu marking March 7

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at the portrait of the great leader marking the historic 7th March.

  • War crimes: 2 Moulvibazar ‘Razakars’ held

    Two war crimes accused from Moulvibazar are arrested hours after International Crimes Tribunal-1 issued arrest warrant for three alleged Razakars, who were involved in crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • PM warns university teachers against strike

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warns agitating public university teachers against causing any damage to the education life of thousands of students. “Students will not accept it if you continue protests against the new pay scale boycotting classes,” Hasina said at a rally marking Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day.

  • War crimes: Verdict of 2 Netrakona ‘Razakars’ anytime

    A special tribunal in Dhaka will deliver its verdict any day in a war crimes case against two alleged Razakars of Netrakona as the trial proceedings concluded.

  • Islamabad tells Dhaka to take back diplomat

    In fresh turn in diplomatic row, Pakistan has asked Bangladesh to withdraw a diplomat without citing any reason. Maushumi Rahman would have to leave the country within 48 hours, according to Pakistan foreign office.

  • War crimes evidence found against 8 suspects

    The investigators of International Crimes Tribunal say they found evidence of war crimes against eight fugitives accused in two war crimes cases.

  • Swadhin Bangla Betar engr Rashidul dies

    Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra sound engineer Rashidul Hossain die at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, He was 72.

  • [WATCH] Fighting tanks, guns with bows and arrows

    The bloody birth of Bangladesh in 1971 has witnessed many brave stories.

  • Reminiscing Freedom in the Air

    Kamal Lohani, the eminent journalist reminisces the Victory Day on December 16, 1971...

  • 3 Mymensingh, Jamalpur war crimes suspects sent to jail

    A tribunal in Dhaka sends three war crimes suspects to jail for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity in Mymensingh and Jamalpur during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • Arrest warrants issued for 8 Mymensingh ‘war criminals’

    A tribunal in Dhaka issued arrest warrants against eight war crimes suspects of Mymensingh for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • Verdict on Nizami appeal Jan 6

    The Supreme Court has fixed January 6 for delivering verdict on the appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami challenging his death penalty for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of 1971.

  • AG for upholding Nizami’s death penalty

    Attorney General Mahbubey Alam prays to the Supreme Court to uphold the death sentence of war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation war in 1971.