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    Listening Post - Bangladesh: The ghosts of 1971

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    In 1971, Bangladesh declared independence from Pakistan and fought a bloody war to establish itself as a fledgling nation. More than four decades on, a country born out of troubles and bloodshed is experiencing growing pains. A war crimes tribunal that was meant to bring closure has instead brought old wounds back to haunt a new generation. At the heart of the story is the country's main opposition party, the Jamaat-e-Islami.