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16th December 1971: From East Pakistan to Bangladesh

FuturePAF

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Do not please try to change these two myths. BAL has only these two things as its political capital. So, BAL will not accept anything else.

There was a time when the then PM Khaleda Zia of BNP proposed surveying throughout the country to know the names of those killed and compile the number killed.

This Hasina Bibi staged a continuous street demonstration and said no one should contest the claims made by Sk. Mujib. Begum Zia failed in her efforts.

It is the two legs the BAL and Hasina stand on. Once she is gone, perhaps a future government will be willing to look into it, so the documents from that era should be preserved in anticipation of that effort.
 

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It is the two legs the BAL and Hasina stand on. Once she is gone, perhaps a future government will be willing to look into it, so the documents from that era should be preserved in anticipation of that effort.
Only very few documents from that era are available. I was talking about a survey because it is the only way to know almost exactly how many people were killed. Hindus, Bengalis, Biharis and PA troops.
 

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Well - this came as a surprise....translated from Bengali as posted in the Dhaka Tribune...


Pakistan made a movie about the liberation war of '71!
Tribune desk
  • Published: 03:50 PM, November 4, 2021
Khel Khel Maya

Poster of the movie 'Khel Khel Mein'

The new generation of the country wants to expose the lies that the then Pakistani leadership fabricated to cover up the atrocities in East Pakistan.

Bangladesh was born in 1971 after a long and bloody nine-month war. The war is the worst atrocity in the history of the Pakistani army. Pakistan has not yet apologized to Bangladesh for its brutality. However, this time in a film made in the country, the angels of their predecessors have come up.

For the first time in Pakistan's commercial genre films, the liberation war of Bangladesh is being portrayed "positively".
The teaser of the movie titled "Khel Khel Mein" was released on October 30. The film will be released on November 19.

Looking at the teaser, one can guess that a "different" film in the 50-year history of Bangladesh's independence is going to be released in Pakistan.



The film will show some of the students associated with the theater as the current generation. One of them is the heroine Sajal Ali. He also came to Bangladesh to know the truth of the incident. Several scenes of the film were shot in Dhaka. Most of which are captured using drones.

Meanwhile, foreign artists have to come to Bangladesh and get permission to shoot. However, no one involved in the film titled "Khel Khel Mein" has contacted the Ministry of Information, according to a report in the Bengali Tribune.

Deputy Secretary in charge of the film department of the Ministry of Information. Saiful Islam told the Bengali Tribune that he was not aware of the film.


The film will be released in Pakistan on November 19.

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Wah - I am waiting to see the Sanghi's reaction to this. :-)

I hope a majority of Bangladeshis get to see Pakistani perspective on this, viewed via YouTube or Netflix. The time has come to expose the lies Sanghis want us to believe and keep Bangladeshis and Pakistanis apart.

@Atlas, @bluesky and @Michael Corleone bhais (among others) - your comments please.

Please get back when Pakistanis teach 1971 in their history books
 

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The Mughals should've spent less time banging their hareem, getting drunk, and partaaaaaying like only the Mughals know how to, and more time investing in education, building universities, observatories etc. Not all Muslim rulers of the subcontinent were like this. The Nawabs of Mysore and Bengal placed a much higher emphasis on education and learning, rather than taking their "ruling class" status for granted

Another mistake was outsourcing all the technical work, like state bookkeeping to the Hindus, as it was seen to be "beneath" the ruling class. So you had one group of people so much more educated than the others in technical fields. A bit like Gulf Arabs outsourcing technical jobs to ex-pats, particularly to Hindu Indians. Say what you like, but "sem2sem" Muslim brozzerhood can't compete with meritocracy. That's why they're over-represented in the fields of medicine, engineering, senior managment, whereas we (Bengali and Pak Muslim ex-pats) are over-represented in the low-skilled labor fields. Or take anywhere else for that matter.

Go to any top universities in the west. and look at the names of senior faculty members and researchers. They have many more names like Patel, Chakraborty, Mukhesh, Liu, Huang, Zhao, instead of Farooqi, Abubaker, Aladin, Aktar, etc. There are many reasons we lag behind on median income and virtually all levels of education. But I bet you, one of them is culture and mindset. Our boys/girls are more interested in buying the latest phone and driving around in an Audi/Beemer, instead of finding a higher purpose in life.

I should also mention (for fairness) that Hindu ruling classes did play a role in suppressing education for Muslims, particularly in Bengal. But that's another topic.

This is something we Muslims have to accept if we want to go anywhere. We are simply too behind on education. Not good enough. As much as I hate RSS Pajeets, comparing the absolute shittiest bunch of people in the subcontinent isn't all that interesting. Comparing their best with our best, and it doesn't look all that favorable.

Too much ego, but low on accomplishments
I would like to know more on this topic.
 

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this creation was stupid it canot be one country .

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Instead of looking at the present map, you should re-read the history of the creation of Pakistan for which the entire Muslim population of India struggled hard for more than three decades.

The areas consisting of east and west Pakistan had the majority of Muslims. So, these were given to the new state of Pakistan. Today's India also has a large Muslim population. But they were not concentrated like Pakistan areas in the east and west.

Had our forefathers wanted two countries for the Muslims in or before 1947, the country called Bangladesh and Pakistan would have remained part of India. Only the unity of our people forced our rivals to accede to our demand for a separate country,

This is why the 1940 Lahore Resolution, where two separate States were foreseen, was no more followed by the Muslim leaders.
 

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Operation Kilo Flight: A story of valour
Pilots who conducted air strikes during Liberation War recount memories of missions

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Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:00 AM Last update on: Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:29 AM
An aircraft used by the Bangladeshi pilots during Operation Kilo Flight. Photo: Collected
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An aircraft used by the Bangladeshi pilots during Operation Kilo Flight. Photo: Collected
It was December 3, 1971. An aircraft took off from an abandoned Second World War era airfield in Kailashahar, Manipur of India. Its mission was to bomb Eastern Oil Refinery in Chattogram's Patenga.
On the same day, a helicopter took off from Teliamura of Agartala to bomb the oil depot at Narayanganj's Godnail.
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This was the first bombing raid of brave Bangladeshi pilots. They aimed to cripple Pakistan army's fuel supply, as all vehicles and vessels of Pakistan occupation forces were dependent on the fuel depots.
This daring mission was codenamed "Operation Kilo Flight".

The operation had significantly turned the tide of Bangladesh's Liberation War, as it totally decimated Pakistan army's oil supply and made it impossible for them to continue a prolonged war.
On Saturday, three of the brave pilots who participated in the mission -- Group Captain (retd) Shamsul Alam, Bir Uttam, Squadron Leader (retd) Badrul Alam, Bir Uttam, and Captain Shahabuddin Ahmed, Bir Uttam -- recounted the momentous mission at a webinar titled "Kilo Flight: Air Raid by the Freedom Fighters".
The heroes remembered how they improvised the old, ramshackle flying machines for the raid.

According to Shamsul Alam, the Canadian-built otter aircraft, which was actually a civilian aeroplane, was fitted with rocket pods that could fire 14 rockets one by one. The door of the aircraft was removed and a machine gun was placed there.
The main body of the aircraft was modified to be a bomb bay, which could carry 10 bombs. However, as it was not a bomber plane, the bombs could not be dropped automatically; they had to be thrown by hand.
"It was kind of a suicidal mission for us. Maximum speed of the aircraft was only 80 miles per hour. We had to fly at a very low altitude along the coastline. Pakistani gun boats fitted with anti-aircraft guns used to patrol the coastline frequently.
If we were spotted, our tiny, unarmoured aircraft could have easily been shot down, even with rifle fire," said Shamsul, a flight lieutenant at that time.
Captain Shahabuddin and Squadron Leader Badrul, then a flying officer, were in the helicopter, which was also brilliantly improvised for the mission.
"The chopper was also fitted with a machine gun and rocket pods, which could fire 14 rockets," said Badrul.
"The helicopter was flown along Dhaka Cumilla highway. After reaching Demra, we turned south towards Godnail and reached our target without any obstacle," he recounted.
In both air raids, the valiant pilots successfully bombed a refinery and fuel depots, and returned to the base without any casualty.
"It was a spectacular scene. We were being blinded by the large columns of smoke and sky-high flames. Pakistani soldiers were shouting and running to and fro. But we could not watch for long. We had to turn back quickly to avoid being spotted," said Badrul.
A total of 58 freedom fighters contributed to this courageous air raid. And throughout the war, those heroes conducted at least 50 such air raids on Pakistani forces and their supply depots.
Dr Ahmad Ahasan, moderator of the webinar, said, "These valiant freedom fighters not only turned the tide of the war through their brilliant air raids, but also immensely contributed to the development of Bangladesh's air force and airline services after liberation. We shall never forget their bravery and invaluable contributions to our nation."

Operation Kilo Flight: A story of valour | The Daily Star

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I sometimes watch this kind of video produced by people in west Pakistan that show their love for east Pakistan. Please enjoy.

 

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