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Razakar (رضا کار) is etymologically an Arabic word which literally means volunteer. The word is also common in Urdu language as a loanword. In Bangladesh, razakar is a pejorative word meaning a traitor or Judas. It may refer to:
- Razakars (Pakistan): An East Pakistani paramilitary force that aided the Pakistan Army against the Mukti Bahini during the Bangladesh Liberation War;
- Razakars (Hyderabad): Volunteers sponsored by the Nizam's state of Hyderabad for opposition to its merger with India;
- Police Qaumi Razakars: A volunteer force in Pakistan which aids the Police in their duties.
- Razakars: A pejorative Bengali term akin to the western term "traitor" or Judas.
- Moraes, Frank, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mumbai: Jaico. 2007, p.394
- "THE PUNJAB QAUMI RAZAKARS ORDINANCE, 1965". Punjab Laws. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- Faisal, Muhammad (4 March 2014). "Failure to check corruption: Police mull razakar force abolition". The Dawn. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- Mookherjee, Nayanika (2009). Sharika Thiranagama, Tobias Kelly, ed. Traitors: Suspicion, Intimacy, and the Ethics of State-Building. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-8122-4213-3.
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