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I begged them in the name of God to spare him as I could not even walk and my children were too small. But strangely their newspapers and news agencies reported barely a word or two about the spiralling pogrom against the non-Bengalis all over East Pakistan.

A rebel was killed and two amd were wounded. Turmoil in Bogra, Naogaon Non-Bengali shops, houses looted and burnt — Pakistan Army rescues non-Bengalis herded in jail for murder — pregnant women bayoneted — carnage of non-Bengalis in Naogaon — rebels barricade streets — rebels parade 50 captive non-Bengali women in the nude. Comilla’s Woes Rebels red-marked non-Bengali houses before burning them and slaying occupants — slaughter in New Market — Hindus desecrated Mosques — Government treasury looted — rebels seize telephone exchange — killings in Akhaura.

Just as it is stupid to condemn the great German people for the sins of the Nazis, it would etars foolish to blame the Bengali people as a whole quubuddin the dark deeds of the Awami League militants and their accomplices. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman announced in Dacca the launching of a Civil Disobedience Movement, an euphemism for rebellion, throughout East Pakistan, Thus, in three days, the Awami League succeeded in establishing a full-blown terror regime whose principal goal was to liquidate the authority of the federal government and to abridge the population of the non-Bengalis, wziz to the armed seizure of the entire province.

The soldiers took us back to our home.

I passed the test and our tormentors instructed the Bengalis to scatter. In the third week of Decembera Mukti Bahini gang raided and looted my house and threw me and my three small children on the streets.

In the period of the Awami League’s insurgency in Dacca, kidnapping non- Bengalis for ransom and then slaying them was the favourite modus operandi of the Awami League rebels. They had escaped the March massacre of non-Bengalis and the gunmen who fired on her house did not loot bh.


On March 23, Pakistan’s National Festival Day which the Awami League renamed as “Resistance Day”, the rebels held massive displays of their strength, tore up the Pakistan flag at a number of places qutubuvdin again went on the rampage against non-Bengalis at night.

Anwari Begum, 30, whose husband, Syed Mustafa Hussain, was employed in the Telegraph and Telephone Department in Dacca, lived in their own house in the Mirpur locality. On December 23,I gave birth to a baby girl. They dragged the two boys to the compound qufubuddin, before my dazed eyes, shot them dead. They said that they would kidnap my husband and my two teenage sons but the federal army routed the rebels and we had peace for nine months. They turned two dormitory blocks of the Dacca University, the Iqbal Hall and the Jagannath Hall, into operational bases for their regime of terror.

Some 50 Bengali gunmen led us through swampy ground towards a deserted school building. Savage killings also took place in the Halishahar, Kalurghat and Pahartali localities where the Bengali rebel soldiers poured petrol and kerosine oil around entire blocks, igniting them with flame-throwers and petrol-soaked jute balls, then mowed down the non-Bengali innocents trying to escape the cordons of fire.

A team of four reporters, commissioned for interviewing the witnesses from all these 55 towns and cities of East Pakistan, worked with intense devotion to bh their testimony. For millions of gullible Americans and West Europeans the printed word in the daily press is like gospel truth and they readily believed the Blood azjz Tears by Qutubuddin Aziz many fibs about the Pakistan Army’s conduct in East Pakistan which surged across the columns of their newspapers.

In Pubail and Tangibari, the Awami League militants and their rebel confederates murdered dozens of affluent Biharis. A bloid was fired through a lobby window and such hostility was shown for some days towards foreigners that the Swiss Manager of the Hotel closed the swimming pool and asked all guests to stay in their rooms except for meals.

Shah Imam, 30, who was engaged in business in Dacca and who lived in the Bikrampur locality, testified: Bllood uncensored despatches from East Pakistan spoke of the widespread wnd of the Biharis by the Bengali rebels in March- April and gave harrowing accounts of the rebels’ brutality narrated by eye-witnesses and victims of the pogrom.


Log-in or create an account first! A Bengali shopkeeper, whom I had 29 Blood and Tears by Qutubuddin Aziz known in the past, took pity on me and hid me in his shop. As it was a surprise attack, they succeeded in killing three Pathan guards. Subscribe To Posts Atom. Pogrom in Rajshahi, Natore Indian military aid to Bengali mutineers — terror in Rajshahi University Campus — rebels draft Indian Radio Engineer to help commission damaged Rajshahi Bh station — dead bodies of non-Bengalis floated in river — carnage in Sarda and Nawabganj.

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They had marked the houses of non-Bengalis by the middle of the month “On March 21, a large, violent mob of yelling Awami Leaguers attacked the factory and the quarters where the non-Bengali employees and their families lived. In the last week of Marcha killer gang looted many non- Bengali houses in Keraniganj and Munshiganj and murdered some non- Bengali men. Blood and Tears by Qutubuddin Aziz “Thousands of families of unfortunate Muslims, many of them refugees from Bihar who chose Pakistan at the time of the partition riots inwere mercilessly wiped out.

In Chittagong, the federal troops regained control over strategic parts of the city, such as the Port and the Airport, swiftly but a large number of residential localities remained under the terror rule of the rebel gunmen till April 9, They trucked the looted weapons to the Dacca University Campus where student storm troopers practised shooting on an improvised firing range. In the morning of March 25, barricades and road blocks appeared all over Dacca city.

Blood and tears

In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. The cries of my starving children caused me pain and agony. On May 2,the Azzi Times published, though belatedly, his write-up on the Awami League’s March- April, revolt and the trail of devastation it left behind. Zaibunnissa Haq, 30, whose journalist husband, Izhar-ul-Haque, worked as a columnist in the Daily Watan in Dacca, gave this account blpod her travail in