Pakistan-Bangladesh War in 1971
By Madilyn Corbin P.1
Bangladesh women fought alongside men in the war. Unfortunately, almost 400,00 Bangladeshi women and girls were raped by the Pakistani Army. They were taken to rape camps and we still don't know how many "war babies" we're born because of this.
On the other hand, the people of Pakistan want to forget about this embarrassing historical moment. In Karachi, Pakistan schools used to gloss over the war, speeding through the content in hopes children won't question. An approved history textbook in this city recognizes that the East Pakistanis felt controlled culturally and that their economy was being exploited by West Pakistan. Though when asked about the rapes and other things, the students said it was just propaganda, that it wasn't true.
There is still conflict between the inhabitant of both countries, though they are politically mature. The people in Bangladesh still want justice, and they hold a strong resentment towards Pakistanis. They two countries are peaceful, but relations have still not been recovered since the war.
The Bangladesh Liberation Memorial