Healing the wounds

Print edition : February 22, 2013

Before retreating from Brahamanbaria in Bangladesh, the Pakistani troops called about 40 leaders to a important meeting, seized them, tied their hands behind their back and marched them to a nearby canal where they were shot dead. The picture shows some of the bodies. Photo: the hindu archives

Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, went ahead with the trial single-handedly. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP

June 1971: A view of the camp in Calcutta where East Pakistan refugees were sheltered. Photo: THE HINDU archives

Former freedom fighters outside the International Crimes Tribunal court in Dhaka on January 21. Photo: Munir uz ZAMAN/AFP

March 2, 1972: Indira Gandhi and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman signing the India-Bangladesh friendship treaty. Photo: THE HINDU archives

December 16, 1971: Pakistan's eastern forces commander General A.A.K. Niazi (right) signing the treaty of surrender in Dhaka. Photo: the hindu archives

The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh gives its first verdict in the crimes against humanity committed during the war of liberation in 1971.
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