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Pakistan’s State of Denial

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Source: NY Times Op-ED

By TAHMIMA ANAM

DHAKA, Bangladesh — It was a Pakistani journalist, Anthony Mascarenhas, who gave the world the first detailed account of Bangladesh’s war of independence. In

April 1971, soon after the army of Pakistan started suppressing the secessionist movement in what was then still the eastern part of the country, it invited Mr. Mascarenhas to report on the conflict, believing he would buttress the false propaganda of a just war. Mr. Mascarenhas promptly moved his family, and then himself, to Britain knowing that soon he would no longer be able to live in Pakistan.

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One Response to Pakistan’s State of Denial

  1. Mohammad Golam Rabbi

    December 29, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I am a big fan of Tahmima Anam’s writings. There is also another book of Mr. Anthony Mascarenhas, The Rape of Bangladesh where he told many true facts about pre,present and post happenings of the liberation war of 1971.