A tweet from the BBC in a language some assumed to be Arabic led to panic this evening, as people thought the corporation had been hacked by ISIS.Robert Peston, the former BBC economics editor, was among the first to notice the message (above) The BBC said tonight that it had not been hacked - rather, a technical error had triggered a link to a report from its Bengali service.Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo, a Balochi politician, and Khan Abdul Wali Khan, leader of the National Awami Party, protested over the actions of the armed forces. Malik Ghulam Jilani, who was also arrested, had openly opposed the armed action in the East; a letter he had written to Yahya Khan was widely publicised.Those imprisoned for their dissenting views on the violence included Sabihuddin Ghausi and I. Rahman, who were both journalists, the Sindhi leader G. Syed, the poet Ahmad Salim, Anwar Pirzado, who was a member of the air force, Professor M. Altaf Hussain Gauhar, the editor of the Dawn newspaper, was also imprisoned.
Since 2010 the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has indicted, tried and sentenced several people to life imprisonment or death for their actions during the conflict.
In Jessore, while speaking with a group of journalists Khan was reported to have said, "Pehle inko Mussalman karo" (First, make them Muslim).
D'Costa argues that this shows that in the highest echelons of the armed forces the Bengalis were perceived as being disloyal Muslims and unpatriotic Pakistanis.
During the 1971 Bangladesh war for independence, members of the Pakistani military and supporting Islamist militias from Jamaat e Islami raped between two and four hundred thousand Bangladeshi women in a systematic campaign of genocidal rape..
The activists and leaders of Islamic parties were also involved in the rapes and abduction of women.