The 8 Stages of the Bangladesh Genocide:
- Classification: Chose the Bengali People to stop forces seeking independence
- Symbolization: East Pakistan was symbolized as the Resistance
- Dehumanization: The Bengali people were compared to monkeys and chickens
- Organization: organized by West Pakistan Government Officials
- Polarization: Anyone in that part of the country was killed. Some fled for their lives.
- Preparation:To retaliate Pakistani forces pillaged and destroyed towns and villages. Large-scale massacres were perpetrated by Pakistani troops in the final weeks of the conflict. It all started with Operation Searchlight, a planned military pacification carried out by the Pakistan Army started on 25 March, 1971 to curb the Bengali nationalist movement by taking control of the major cities on March 26, and then eliminating all opposition, political or military, within one month. Before the beginning of the operation, all foreign journalists were systematically deported from Bangladesh. The main phase of Operation Searchlight ended with the fall of the last major town in Bengali hands in mid May.
- Extermination: They began mass killings. Women were raped then killed. Villages were raided.
- Denial: They denied all acquisitions of murders