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1971: Rape and its consequences

December 15, 2010
Bina D'Costa
1971: Rape and its consequences

How an Australian doctor tried to help rape victims of Bangladesh “I was trying to save of what have survived of the children born during the time that the West Pakistani army had Bengali women incarcerated in their commissariats.”– Dr. Geoffrey Davis
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1971: why India and Bangladesh should be mutually grateful

December 15, 2010
Afsan Chowdhury
1971: why India and Bangladesh should be mutually grateful

The war in 1971 was a complex one involving several parties and groups.  At one level, it was the Indo-Pak war as two enemies slugged it out and India won defeating Pakistan. The surrender ceremony held at Dhaka has become an iconic event for Indian and Bangladeshis and a painful one for Pakistanis.
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