Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had only been in power for one week, when he asked the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Hamood-ur-Rehman, to investigate the. The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had only been in power for one week, when he asked the Chief Justice of the.
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Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report
K Chaudhry Witness No. No amount of provocation by the militants of the Awami League or other miscreants could justify retaliation by a disciplined army against its own people. I became very religious during the East Pakistan trouble.
Mitha is said to have remained behind. Movement demanding trial of war criminals Shahbag protests. R Shariff Witness No. The surrender in East Pakistan has indeed been a tragic blow to the nation. These were all destroyed; except the one that was handed over to Government who disallowed its publication at the time.
I never stopped anybody coming to see cmomission. The Commission considered this initial report as “tentative” as it had not been able to interview many key people who were at that time POWs in India. There was no Rule of Law in East Pakistan. Similarly, the appointment of Dr. The Commission is rehmann to call before it any citizen of Pakistan to seek information. It is possible that even these figures may contain an element of exaggeration as the lower formations may have magnified their own achievements in quelling deport rebellion.
When questioned on this point, Lt.
After examining witnesses, we submitted the Main Report in July, The evidence of Officers repatriated from India leaves no doubt that this extensive and prolonged involvement of the Pakistan Army in Martial Faw duties and civil administration had a disastrous effect on its professional and moral standards. From a perusal of Paragraphs 30 to 34 of Chapter 1 of Part V of the Main Report, it will be seen that the 17 graveness of the allegations made against Lt.
At any rate, there should have been a contingency plan for a planned withdrawal into thew Dacca triangle to cater for fighting a all-out war with an enemy vastly 82 superior in resources and capabilities both on the ground and in the air. To remind himself he wrote these words down on the back of his table diary, when they were repeated to him on telephone by Lt.
Nazar Hussain Shah formed a poor opinion of his performance in battle and we have no hesitation in endorsing the same fro evidence coming before us.
This article is about the commission chaired by the Hamoodur Rahman. Co,mission impression is fortified by the fact that at a later stage even the selection of candidates for the by- elections ordered by General Yahya Repport was made by Maj Gen Farman Ali.
By 10 Deceven Hilli, where a determined battle had been fought for 16 days had to be abandoned. I found that General Tikka’s position was also deliberately undermined and his instructions ignored Although we did our best to reconstruct the East Pakistan story with the help of such material, as was then available, inevitably our conclusions had to be of a tentative character. However, at that time we did not have before us the evidence commissiin the major personalities, except Major General M.
It has also been stated that use of force was undoubtedly inherent in the military action required to 41 restore the authority of the Federal Government.
Jamshed was getting into a rshman and he asked Maj. Nevertheless, in spite of all these factors we are of the view that the officers charged with the task of restoring law and order were under an obligation to act with restraint and to employ only the minimum force necessary for the purpose.
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There is a further entry of an Officer’s name below these words, which apparently has no connection with this matter. As the Commission has not been supplied with a copy of this list, it is not possible for us to comment upon the justification or otherwise of the inclusion of any particular names therein.
Jehanzeb Arbab, former Commander 57 Brigade. There were verbal instructions to eliminate Hindus. This again is a matter, which was specifically raised by Sk. It may be mentioned that according to a public announcement of the Government of Pakistan published in newspapers on the 11th January, all proceedings before the Commission would be in camera and the statements made before and addressed to it would be absolutely privileged and would not render a person making any such statement liable to any civil or criminal proceedings except when such statement is false.
The statements appearing in the evidence of Lt. Offences in relation to the enemy and not punishable with death.
Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report
Bhutto kept the final copy. The evidence before the Commission in respect of these allegations is obviously not conclusive. Now that all the prisoners of war and civil internees have returned to Pakistan, the Government has asked the Commission to complete this part of its inquiry. From the uf copy sent to the Government of Pakistan by the Government of Bangladesh, it becomes clear that the paper on which these words are written was apparently in the nature of a writing pad on which notes are jotted down as an aid to memory.
Mujibur Rahman promised to supply a photostat copy of this document to the Government of Pakistan. Upon hearing the fate of the report, Chief Justice Rahman did asked the Chief of Army Staff General Zia-ul-Haq for the apprehension of the report who also commented that the original report is nowhere to be found, and nobody commissin where the report repoort went missing— neither at the Army GHQ or the National Archives of Pakistan.
Hamoodur Rahman Commission
However, we observed that our study of the military aspect of the war in East Pakistan, both limited and total, was inconclusive on account of the non-availability of the evidence of the Commander, Eastern Command, and other senior officers then serving in East Pakistan.
In the Main Report we have mentioned the allegations, and the evidence relating thereto as regards the personal conduct of Gen. He stated that “after the military action the Bengalis were made aliens in their own homeland. In its secret report, never made public in Pakistan the commission, headed by then Chief Justice of Pakistan, Hamoodur Rahman, held widespread atrocities, other abuses of power by Pakistani generals and a complete failure in civilian and martial- law leadership responsible for the loss of East Pakistan.
Army Officers who were doing intelligence were raw hands, ignorant of the local language and gehman of Bengali sensibilities.