Bangladesh War: Who was affected

Written by Sydney Windsor

March 1971- The effects of the war

The Bangladesh War fought in 1971 can be viewed as similar to a civil war. For nine months, this war was fought to gain independence. There was an estimate of 300,000-3,000,000 deaths during the war, and what's equally terrifying is an estimate of 200,000-400,000 rapes to women for months. According to, "The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Bangladesh genocide as one of the top 5 genocides in the 20th century."
When the British left, the Indian sub-contient was then split into two separate groups. These groups were India and Pakistan. Bangladesh later wanted independence, which started the war.On the first day of the war, the Pak Army intruded on the people of Bangladesh while they were sleeping. They burned down houses, stole their belongings, and many of the innocent women were raped. The following day, Ziaur Rahman, inspired many students, workers, and farmers to get trained and also join the war. The result of the first day of war was India housing 10 million refugees trying to flee.
Found from a source, there was an interviewed child who was walking to school with her friends and was kidnapped by Pakistani soldiers. They were imprisoned for multiple months until the war was over. The Pakinstani army also kept hundreds of women captive and used them as sex slaves,