(MENAFN - Gulf Times) A large number of rare documents on the 1971 War of Liberation have been uploaded on a website to make these easily accessible to the people.
Liberation War e-Archive Trust posted the documents online on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of Bangladesh's victory in 1971, said a press release in Dhaka yesterday.
The documents include records of the Red Cross from 1971 to 1975 containing important information on the homecoming of the refugees, including those who were stranded in Pakistan during the war, documents of Rotarian International on refugees, original copies of the reports published in different international newspapers in the last 17 days of December 1971 and some reports of the Venstakusten newspaper published in Swedish language, the release added.
Speaking on the release of the documents for the public, Liberation War e-Archive Trust founder and director Sabbir Hossain said, 'we are collecting various documents on the War of Liberation from different libraries and archives in the US. Work is underway to post more documents online in future.
Records and documents on the Liberation War have not been easily available to Bangladeshi readers for long, trust chairman Shanta Anwar said, adding: 'We are working to make the information and records on the war easily accessible to the people of the country.
Since its inception in 2007, the Liberation War e-Archive has collected numerous records, write-ups, articles, research papers, newspapers, books, lists of freedom fighters, photographs, audios and video footage, documentaries and movies on the War of Liberation, the release said.
Because of the vastness of the contents, the e-Archive is also working as a research material source for the South Asia division of Exeter University in UK.
The uploaded documents are available on the following website: http://www.liberationwarbangladesh.org/