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Published on 26 Dec 2009 | over 7 years ago

They say that nations who don't learn from their history are condemned to keep repeating their mistakes. The reasons for the tragic loss of East Pakistan on 16 December 1971 have been distorted, and brushed under the carpet for far too long. We deserve to know the truth about why Bengalis felt oppressed, alienated, disenfranchised and felt they had no option but to cut loose from Pakistan. Let's take a look at the factors which led to the separation of East Pakistan in 1971, and the emergence of Bangladesh.

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