Criminalising Holocaust Denial in 1971

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The 1971 Bangladesh Genocide

‘The Holocaust’ is one of the most disparaging words that emerged during the Second World War, where the German Nazis killed Jews brutally and systematically. However, when one removes the article ‘The’ and generally uses the word ‘Holocaust’, we go back to the literal meaning as per the Oxford Dictionary. ‘Holocaust’ means ‘an occasion of… Read more »

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A genocide and refugees: Ripples in the pond

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Ever since the 1971 war, Pakistan has officially denied the accusation of genocide that is at the centre of Bangladesh’s historiography. Pakistani scholars, politicians and columnists often describe the 1971 killings as a ‘disaster’ (Abdul Sattar, 2007)

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