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1971 (2007) Honor the heroes. A Film on The Bangladesh War

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On the brink of defeat around 14 December, the Pakistani Army, and its local collaborators, systematically killed a large number of Bengali doctors, teachers and intellectuals,part of a pogrom against the Hindu minorities who constituted the majority of urban educated intellectuals.Young men, especially students, who were seen as possible rebels were also targeted. The extent of casualties in East Pakistan is not known. R.J. Rummel cites estimates ranging from one to three million people killed. Other estimates place the death toll lower, at 300,000. Bangladesh government figures state that Pakistani forces aided by collaborators killed three million people, raped 200,000 women and displaced millions of others.In 2010 Bangladesh government set up a tribunal to prosecute the people involved in alleged war crimes and those who collaborated with Pakistan.[63] According to the Government, the defendants would be charged with Crimes against humanity, genocide, murder, rape and arson.

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