Attacks against temples and murders of devotees are not the products of local mobs only. Some political forces believe they can benefit from them.
International awareness of the mass killings created the conditions for Indian intervention and the end of the war.
One of the goals of the West Pakistanis and their collaborators in 1971 was to exterminate the Hindu community by killing all males.
In a few months, up to three million Bengalis were killed. Yes, it was a genocide.
On March 25, 1971, the Pakistani Army launched “Operation Searchlight.” It should have been a blitzkrieg. It became a genocide.
Elections were postponed due to natural disasters. When they were finally held, they determined an unsolvable crisis in Pakistan.
Between 1967 and 1969, General Ayub Khan’s regime tried to destroy the political leadership of East Pakistan. It failed, but created further unrest.
Eastern Pakistanis wanted Bengali acknowledged as one of Pakistan’s national language. After years of bloody repression, they won their battle in 1956.
The creation of Pakistan in 1947 as a strange state consisting of two non-contiguous parts prepared the way for the genocide.