Pakistan Breakup 1971

Pakistan Breakup | December 16, 1971, was one of the darkest days for Pakistan and will always remain a tragic event in Pakistan’s history.  The geopolitical historical scenario of Pakistan in 1971 resulting in the separation of Pakistan and Bangladesh as a result of a war between India and Pakistan 49 years ago.

What caused the Pakistan Breakup?

The elections of 1970 in which Zulfikar Ali Bhutto started his election campaign from West Pakistan and Sheikh Mujibur Rehman from East Pakistan. these election campaigns  Mujibur Rehman during his rallies delivered emotional speeches where he spoke about the injustices Bengalis were facing since the inception of Pakistan. This worked as the instigating factor for the ethnic feelings to turn into nationalism.

The elections resulted in 1070 candidates for 138 National Assembly seats in the western wing whereas 870 candidates for 162 NA seats in the eastern wings. The finals results showed Awami League the largest party but the formation of a coalition government was suggested. The Bengalis felt wronged due to this decision and started their movement for the formation of Bangladesh.

Bloodshed in Pakistan Breakup

Whatsoever was the reason for the clash between East and West Pakistan, it resulted in bloodshed and many painful series of events for people of both countries. With India’s involvement and igniting the fire between the two countries, the bloodshed and series of unfortunate events were bound to happen. Over the years, people have narrated their stories about the atrocities of Indian soldiers on both sides of the border

The ill-fated relationship between East and West Pakistan is a lesson for current and future authorities of Pakistan and Bangladesh. Learning from this can save both countries from countless geopolitical harms from the external influence that can cause friction among nations or ethnicities.

Image Courtesy

Image Courtesy

Read About | Bilal Saeed and Momina Mustehsan Releases BAARI 2

Hayya Zahra

Recent Posts

What is Cryptocurrency – Important Things to Understand

What is Cryptocurrency There is much buzz around cryptocurrencies these days because a lot is…

3 months ago

The Impacts of Economic Warfare on Global Markets and Trade

Economic Warfare Economic warfare is a term that is often used to describe the use…

3 months ago

The Stigma Surrounding Depression: Breaking down Barriers and myths to Mental Health Care

Stigma Surrounding Depression Depression is a common mental health disorder that affects millions of people…

3 months ago

Human Rights Violations in Pakistan: A Critical Look at the Issues and Possible Solutions

Human Rights Violations in Pakistan Pakistan is a country located in South Asia that has…

3 months ago

Prices hike and the month of Ramadan

Ramadan, a month of blessing known as the “Spring of Deeds”. A month in which…

3 months ago

Religious Extremism and the life of Pakistan

Religious Extremism akistan is a land in which sets of different religions are involved. Among…

3 months ago

This website uses cookies.