Welcome to 1971 Archive

During Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, the Pakistani army and their local collaborators committed crimes against humanity- including mass killing, rape, arson attacks, torture and forced conversion. It’s been 46 years of  the independence, but the impacts of the brutalities are still there both direct and indirectly.

Archiving these stories of trials and tribulations is a must- not only for acknowledging the sacrifices of victims but also for the future generation to ensure peace and justice. This archive is an initiative to preserve those harrowing tales of suffering and survival, depicted by political activists to freedom fighters, tortured family members to ordinary countrymen and women and children.

As war strategy, the country was divided into 11 sectors and 66 sub-sectors.  At the beginning  we archived some of the happenings in the Bashtola sub-sector,  under Sector 5 and covered Chattak, Jagannathpur and Doarabazar upazilas of Sunamganj district.

Gradually we will cover rest of the subsectors area.

Stories of 1971

Eye witness statements of Bangladesh Liberation War

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Statement of Freedom Fighter BM Khasru

Bazlul Majid Khasru was a youth of 19, student of Sunamganj College. Being an activist of progressive student organization, he was actively involved with the independence movement

Statement of two Sisters from the Field Hospital

Shakti Debi Kanon and Manju Rani Debi—sisters. Both were teenagers back in 1971. Kanon was just admitted to Sylhet Womens College after passing Matriculation and Manju was a student of class 10 in Kishori Mohan Girls School.

Statement of Freedom Fighter Mr. Sadhan Bhadra

Sadhan Bhadra of sunamganj town of Ukil Para was a college going young man in 1971. When Pakistani army entered in Sunamganj town in 28 March, he participated into the resistance fight

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If you are an witness of Liberation War 1971 please let us know your details. We will contact with you in time