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dc.creatorKhanna, Yesh
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-04T14:35:29Z
dc.date.available2022-08-04T14:35:29Z
dc.date.issued2021-05
dc.identifier.citationKhanna, Yesh. "1971: The Bloodied Legacy of the United States in South Asia." Penn Political Review, Spring (2021): 20-21.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/7973
dc.description.abstractIn 1971, South Asia saw one of the most horrific genocides in modern history. It took place in East Pakistan (now known as Bangladesh) under the oversight of General Yahya Khan. This genocidal campaign was named Operation Searchlight; its primary objective was to 'suppress' the members and sympathizers of the Awami League - the Bengali nationalist political party, led by Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahman - protesting for greater autonomy of East Pakistan. Later, they started demanding complete secession and the creation of 'Bangladesh'. The military crackdown began on March 25th in Dhaka and neighboring areas with the Pakistani army killing civilians, firing indiscriminately at unarmed university students, and raping women. Even though the U.S. consulate in Dhaka witnessed these horrors and reported each and every update to Washington, the Nixon administration not only chose to turn a blind eye to the atrocities being committed by the Pakistani army in East Pakistan but secretly approved of Yahya's crackdown.
dc.format.extent2 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofUndergraduate Works
dc.relation.haspartPenn Political Review, Spring 2021
dc.relation.isreferencedbyUniversity of Pennsylvania
dc.relation.isreferencedbyAvailable at: https://pennpoliticalreview.org/editions/
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectOperation Gowainghat, Bangladesh, 1971
dc.subjectBangladesh
dc.title1971: The Bloodied Legacy of the United States in South Asia
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dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.description.departmentGlobal studies
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/7945
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Liberal Arts
dc.temple.creatorKhanna, Yesh
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-04T14:35:29Z


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