Madhyapara massacre

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Madhyapara massacre
মধ্যপাড়া হত্যাকান্ড
Madhyapara massacre is located in Bangladesh
Madhyapara massacre
LocationPalong, Faridpur, Bangladesh
Date22 May 1971 (UTC+6:00)
TargetBengali Hindus
Attack type
PerpetratorsPakistani Army, Razakars

The Madhyapara Massacre refers to the alleged massacre of unarmed Hindu residents of Madhyapara and other nearby villages under the authority of the Palong police station in the Faridpur district, by the Pakistani army on 22 May 1971.[1][2] An estimated 370 people were killed in the massacre.[3][4] In 1971, the villages of Madhyapara, Kashabhog & Rudrakar were under the authority of the Palong police station of Madaripur sub-division in Faridpur District. They are now under the jurisdiction of the Shariatpur municipality in Shariatpur Sadar Upazila of Shariatpur District. The three villages at the time were largely Hindu-inhabited[2][dead link] and Madhyapara was totally Hindu.[5]


In 2010, a memorial was erected in Madhyapara Village in memory of the victims. It lists the names of the 73 victims who were identified up to that point.[citation needed]


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  3. ^ Sardar, Mohammad Abul Hossain (11 November 2013). ৭১এর গণহত্যার নির্মম দৃষ্টান্ত শরীয়তপুরের মধ্যপাড়া বধ্যভূমি, বিজয় সেখানে আজো পৌছেনি !. (in Bengali). Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  4. ^ মধ্যপাড়া গণহত্যা দিবস. Bangladesh Pratidin (in Bengali). Dhaka. May 21, 2012. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  5. ^ "RNETnews" শরীয়তপুরে গণহত্যা দিবস. (in Bengali). Rangpur. Retrieved August 5, 2012.[dead link]