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History, truth, and reconciliation

The most contentious historical issue between Bengali Hindus and Bengali Muslims is the migration of a very large number of Hindus from East Bengal (East Pakistan) around partition and in the following decades, and even from Bangladesh later. The process appears to still be ongoing, although at a hugely reduced rate. This change was not entirely a smooth and spontaneous one. It involved the uprooting of a large settled population from their ancestral land, where the elite of the same had been in a very dominant position hitherto. The pain, sufferings, and nostalgia have been immense, and they haunted generations of millions of people.

Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury
Dhaka Tribune