The 1971 war has not escaped the clutches of misinformation. The internet and web pages are pouring with narratives that have painted a distorted picture of the historical events, leading people to believe in tales of horror that are far from the truth.
Renowned authors such as Mr. Afrasiab Syed, Abdul Momen Choudhury, Dr. Junaid Ahmed, Mr. Akram Sehgal, and Sharmila Bose have undertaken thorough research to drive out the myths surrounding the war.
Their findings reveal that stories of the killing of three million Bengalis, the rape of two hundred thousand women, and the conversion of ninety-three thousand armed forces personnel into war prisoners are nothing but fabrications.
One widely circulated story speaks of the massacre of thirty lakh Bengalis, a narrative that later became a tool for Bengali leadership. However, Lieutenant General Ameer Abdullah Khan Niazi, in his book "THE BETRAYAL OF EAST PAKISTAN," vehemently refutes these claims.
Sharmila Bose, in her book "DEAD RECKONING," takes a clear stand against the tales of dishonored women and exposes the baseless nature of reported casualty figures.
It is evident that the 1971 war narratives have been subjected to a distorted lens, detached from historical realities.
Today, even with facts at our disposal, unfounded propaganda continues to shape perceptions.