Watch: A Rare Video of Pakistan’s Surrender in B’desh in 1971

A video of the Bangladeshi nationals celebrating after the Pakistani army surrendered in 1971.

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Watch: A Rare Video of Pakistan’s Surrender in B’desh in 1971

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In 1971, a media report by the Sunday Times, moved the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to intervene in the Pakistan–Bangladesh power struggle, according to a BBC report.

The journalist, the report claims, had to go underground with his family for reporting Pakistani atrocities on Bangladeshi nationals.

After a struggle that claimed several lives, more than 90,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered and Bangladesh became an independent country.

A video has surfaced on YouTube capturing the immediate reaction of Bangladeshi people after the liberation, exactly 44 years ago on this day.


To put it in perspective, this moment is to Bangladesh, what Tryst With Destiny is to India.

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Topics:  Pakistan   Bangladesh   India-Bangladesh 

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