December 16, 1971 is termed as the darkest day in Pakistan’s history as the country was divided into two parts due to the conspiracies of India and treachery of fellow-people.
It’s difficult to forget this day when the biggest country of Islamic world faced a ruthless division. The local population of Eastern Pakistan stood with the enemies against their own Muslim brothers. Atleast 90,000 of our soldiers were detained and had to spend a long term in India’s imprisonment.
Undoubtedly, East Pakistan could not be separated without India’s intervention but one of the questions is that why the Bengalis who thoroughly struggled for the creation of Pakistan in 1947 were inclined to split from Pakistan after mere 24 years?
The tragic aspect is that the ruling class of Western Pakistan had forgotten the separation of East Pakistan in such a way as if it was not the division of a state but of some unimportant object. Despite of the passage of 45 years, neither the ones responsible for Dhaka fall have been determined nor has anyone been convicted.
After numerous years we still face the same question “What did we learn from the fall of Dhaka incident?
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