How many of us did they kill? Estimates are between 300,000 and 3,000,000.
The first people the West Pakistan military targeted were the educated. Because they would be the ones to enable a new nation to thrive. On the 14th December Massacre they rounded up and systematically killed university students, professors, journalists, intellectuals, poets, artists, lawyers, doctors, engineers.
No wonder I feel an innate need to fill so many spaces. How thin can I spread myself? How thick can my skin grow? They did not succeed in eliminating the new nation. We don’t have the kind of national pride exhibited in Europe. We have a love of our land, green, beauty, nature.