In 1971, the military regime of Pakistan refused to accept the popular verdict of the national election and tried to crush the nationalist movement in East Pakistan by unleashing genocide. Between March 25th and December 16th, more than three million Bangalees were killed, some 200,000 women raped and 10 million people displaced as they had to take refuge in neighboring India. Popular armed resistance with international support culminated in the emergence of Bangladesh as democratic secular nation state on December 16th, 1971.
The Museum is dedicated to all freedom loving people of the world and victims of mindless atrocities and destructions committed in the name of religion, ethnicity and territorial integrity. This Museum is proof that determined people can overcome all odds to achieve their goal. Liberation War Museum endeavors to link this history of popular struggle and sacrifices for democracy and national rights to contemporary events of human right abuses and fundamentalist tendencies.Home »