Utsav Chakrabarti The 1971 Bangladesh Genocide: Lessons in History for ‘Woke’ America On a chilly January morning, Ila Mitra, a 25-year-old Hindu girl was arrested for leading thousands of indigenous Hindus, farmworkers in Rajshahi, East Pakistan. The farmworkers were brutally
"I saw Hindus, hunted from village to village and door to door, shot off-hand after a cursory 'short-arm inspection' showed they were uncircumcised. I have heard the screams of men bludgeoned to death in the compound of the Circuit House (civil administrative headquarters) in Comilla. I have seen truckloads of other human targets and those who had the humanity to try to help them hauled off 'for disposal' under the cover of darkness and curfew."