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Old March 25, 2013, 12:26 AM
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Unhappy March 25th, 1971: Operation Searchlight

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Operation Searchlight was a planned military operation carried out by the Pakistan Army to curb the Bengali nationalist movement in the erstwhile East Pakistan in March 1971. Ordered by the central government in West Pakistan, this was seen as the sequel to "Operation Blitz" which had been launched in November 1970. The original plan envisioned taking control of the major cities on March 26, and then eliminating all opposition, political or military, within one month through murder, rape and torture by the Pakistani militia and authorities. Prolonged Bengali resistance was not anticipated by the Pakistani planners. The main phase of Operation Searchlight ended with the fall of the last major town in Bengali hands in mid-May. The operation also precipitated the 1971 Bangladesh atrocities and caused roughly 10 million refugees to flee to India as well as the death of 1 - 3 million civilians. Essentially Bengali intelligentsia, academics and Hindus were targeted for the harshest treatment, with significant indiscriminate killing taking place. These systematic killings enraged the Bengalis, who declared independence from Pakistan, to achieve the new state of Bangladesh.

The violence resulting from Operation Searchlight led to the war of liberation by the Mukti Bahini against Pakistani "occupation" forces in Bangladesh. Following the ill fated Operation Chengiz Khan, Indian intervention resulted in the Pakistani Army's unconditional surrender to the joint command of the Indian Army and Mukti Bahini on December 16, 1971.

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Perhaps THE key event directly leading to our birth as a victorious nation and people. May GOD rest the souls lost that day and beyond in peace, and inspire us to fight for peace and justice so that we may truly honor their supreme sacrifice.
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Old March 25, 2013, 12:41 AM
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The beginning of the genocide!

And still Pakistan hasn't apologized to us.
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Old March 25, 2013, 01:11 AM
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RIP to those who sacrificed their lives for us
But can anyone guess the reason for the name Operation Searchlight?
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Old March 25, 2013, 04:49 AM
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RIP to those who sacrificed their lives for us
But can anyone guess the reason for the name Operation Searchlight?
No mystery there. It was the beginning of a "search and destroy" mission targeting "Indian agents, kaffirs and other nastik enemies of Islam" overwhelmingly elected by a nation of kaffirs. Sounds familiar?
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Old March 25, 2013, 07:51 AM
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The night that caused lot of pain and blood for a new birth, long live the sprit of freedom and Bangladesh.
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Old March 25, 2013, 10:49 AM
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No mystery there. It was the beginning of a "search and destroy" mission targeting "Indian agents, kaffirs and other nastik enemies of Islam" overwhelmingly elected by a nation of kaffirs. Sounds familiar?
In cricket, we always blame Ashraful for his inability to learn from past mistakes..... Honestly we are worse since we cant even appreciate the fact that we are being fooled the same way again and again.....
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