Imran Chowdhury BEM, Historian and victim of the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971
Protests the Distorted Depiction of Historical Events in a Pakistani Film called Huey Tum Ajnabi (You have become strangers)

Published: 18 July 2023


Northampton, July 18 2023 – Imran Chowdhury BEM, a renowned historian and victim of the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Bangladesh, condemns the film Huey Tum Ajnabi (You have become strangers) for its gross misrepresentation of the sacrifices made by the Bengali people during the liberation struggle in 1971. We vehemently protest the film’s content, subject matter, and undermining of the heroic efforts and immense suffering endured by the Bangladeshi population.

The film, which can be viewed at
presents a highly fictionalised and false narrative that not only distorts historical facts but also tarnishes the dignity and memory of the countless victims who suffered during the Bangladesh Liberation War. The film failed to display the causes of the rise of Bengali nationalism due to the continuous oppression by the Pakistan government since the inception of Pakistan from 1947 till 1971. This heinous conflict, perpetrated by the Pakistani Army, witnessed the brutal Genocide of innocent Bengalis, including the widespread perpetration of rape on hundreds of thousands of women.

It is disheartening to witness the film industry, filmmakers, story writers, actors, and technicians spread a concocted version of history that belittles the sacrifices and resilience of the Bengali people. This blatant disregard for the truth, perpetuated by the agents of the deep state and ISI, only perpetuates pain and injustice for the survivors and descendants of those affected by the atrocities committed during the war.

Mr Chowdhury firmly demands the immediate removal of the film” from YouTube, as its dissemination further exacerbates the wounds that continue to haunt the victims and their families. Furthermore, I call upon the film’s creators to issue a sincere and public apology to the Bengali community, acknowledging the harm caused by their misrepresentation of historical events.

I also urge the Pakistan Censor Board to address the grievances swiftly. The Censor Board has a moral and ethical responsibility to prevent the propagation of false narratives that undermine the integrity of historical events.
I am honour bound and committed to preserving the truth and ensuring that the sacrifices of the Bengali people are never forgotten. I stand in solidarity with the survivors and the countless victims who suffered during the Bangladesh Liberation War, and I will continue to advocate for justice, truth, and the accurate portrayal of historical events.

I strongly denounce the depiction of bullying towards the revered Father of the Nation and the malicious attempt to malign India, which played a crucial role in saving millions of lives and aiding the birth of an independent Bangladesh following the brutal crackdown and subsequent Genocide by the Pakistan Army on March 25, 1971. The filmmakers behind this abhorrent portrayal have presented a distorted, concocted, derogatory, and humiliating image of the resilient Bengali race. Such flagrant misrepresentation demands an immediate and sincere apology from Pakistan for the immense disrespect inflicted upon the Bengali people.

Note by the editor: Mr Imran Chowdhury, BEM, a leading historian of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, is dedicated to research, education, and promoting accurate historical narratives in Bangladesh. He works tirelessly to preserve the heritage and memory of the nation and remains committed to seeking justice for the victims of the Bangladesh Liberation War.

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