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More than three million Bengalis were killed and half a million Bengali women were raped by Pakistan Military Forces, Biharis, Jamat-I-Islami, Islami Chatra Shangha (Now Islam-I-Chatra Shibir), Muslim League, Nezam-I-Islami Party, Razakars, Al-Shams, Al-Badr, Peace Committee, Muzahid Bahini during the nine months long Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

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The events in East Pakistan, 1971: A legal study

The events in East Pakistan, 1971

A legal study by the Secretariat
of the
International Commission of Jurists

Geneva, 1972
This legal Study contains a factual account of the events which occurred in East Pakistan from March to December 1971, together with a discussion of some of the legal issues involved.

The factual account is based partly upon published books, partly upon contemporary newspaper accounts, partly upon sworn depositions of refugees in India, and partly upon oral and written statements of evidence given to the International Commission of Jurists between October 1971 and March 1972.

Nearly all these statements have been made by European and American nationals who were in East Pakistan at the time.

The study contains:

i. Preface.

ii. Introduction.

iii. Outline of events in East-Pakistan from 1 March to December 1971.

iv. Legal position under Pakistan law.

v. Legal position under international penal law.

vi. Right to self-determination in international law.

vii. The role of the United Nations.

viii. The role of India.

ix. conclusions.

Symbolic Picture: Rayerbazar killing field photographed immediately after the war started, showing bodies of Bengali nationalist intellectuals (Image courtesy: Rashid Talukdar, 1971) ]