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War Crimes, Militias, and Revisiting ’71

Two contrasting narratives played out in Bengal in 1971. For nine months, West Pakistan carried out a genocide against their eastern counterparts 2,000 km away. Then, after a refugee problem due to migration from Bangladesh to India, India entered the war and annihilated the Pakistani forces in Dhaka in just thirteen days. They consequently liberated East Pakistan, and announced the ...

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