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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It will be recalled that from the 1st of March to the 3rd of Marchthe Awami League had taken complete control of East Pakistan, paralysing the authority of the federal government.

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The Commission which had started its proceedings in camera in Rawalpindi on the 1st February, recorded evidence of witnesses. We still do not know how many died, or how many were raped. In the evidence specific allegations were made before the Commission that Lt.

Mansoorul Haq Witness No. At the same time there is some evidence to suggest that the words and personal actions of Lt.

Technically speaking, therefore, Lt. An inquiry was made from Maj Gen.

We also find that it is not correct to say that the mission given to the Eastern Command was never changed, because the GHQ had given him through more than one message a clear indication that territory had become less commisson, and that the Command should fight for time keeping in view only territories of strategic importance. Effect of Martial Law Duties 4.

Most of these witnesses have stated that the most favourable time for a political settlement was 73 between the months of May and September,during which a reasonable amount of normalcy had been restored and the authority of the Government had been re-established at least in most of the urban areas, if not throughout the countryside. Niazi had done so and lost his life in the process, he would have made history and would have been remembered by the coming generations as a great hero and a martyr, but the events show that he had already lost the will to fight after the 7th Decemberwhen his major fortresses at Jessore and Brahmanbaria had fallen.


Troops were expected to man these fortresses after falling back from their forward: It was only when the general found himself gradually being encircled by the enemy which had successfully managed to bypass his fortresses and reached FaridpurKhulna, Daudkandi and Chandpur the shortest route to Dacca that he began to make frantic efforts to get the troops back for the defence of Dacca.

The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

In the first place, there is section 24 which is in the following terms: We believe that the object of setting up this Commission would be fully realised only of appropriate and early action is taken by the Government on these recommendation. Harrowing tales of these atrocities were narrated by the large number of West Pakistanis and Biharis who were able to escape from these places and reach the safety of West Pakistan.

He frankly admitted before the Commission that he was associated with the planning of the military action of the 25th of Marchand also with the subsequent political steps taken by the military regime to noramlise the situation, including the proposed by-elections necessitated by the disqualification of a large number of Awami league members of the National and Provincial Assemblies.

He further alleged that Lt. The need for commandeering vehicles, foodstuffs, medicines and other essential supplies can certainly be appreciated, but this should have been done under a proper method of accounting so that compensation could be paid on return of normal conditions. The avowed intention of India to dismember Pakistan was only too well known, but even then the need for an early political settlement was not realised by General Yahya Khan. The Indian propaganda was so successful that all efforts made by the military regime in Pakistan to defuse the situation in East Pakistan left the world unimpressed.

Rahim Khan and some of the Brigadiers, we cannot help remarking that all the Senior Officers stationed in East Pakistan immediately before and during the war of must be held collectively responsible for the failings and fommission which led to the defeat of the Pakistan Army. US Institute of Peace Press.


Women, War, and reh,an Making of Bangladesh: Inthe war between India and Pakistan witnessed the liberation of East-Pakistanwhich ended with the signing of the Instrument of Surrender with the Indian Army in Dhaka.

However, it was reported to be a “Supplementary Report” which was created after the prisoners of war returned after two years.

An explanation was called from the Commanding Officer, Brigadier, Saghir Hussain and he has denied the allegation stating that all the personnel, barring a few who had either deserted or did not return from leave, were safely evacuated to West Pakistan under arrangements of Eastern Command, and they were later repatriated to Bangladesh along with other Reuman Pakistani personnel.

When it submitted its supplementary report, it interviewed another 73 bureaucrats and military officers. Tikka Khan was always willing to redress grievances and take disciplinary action whenever complaints of excesses were brought to his notice. At the latter rehmann even the sick and the wounded were left behind. Excessive force was used on that night. Leaders Bangladesh Military M.

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. Bangladesh portal Pakistan portal War portal s portal Cold War portal.

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My orders were that there would not be less than a company. Mohammad Ashraf Witness No. They blundered dommission, oblivious of the fatal consequences of their international isolation. The failure on part of the Eastern Command to so plan amounts to gross negligence for, in factwhat was done was merely to give battle in weakness and be forced to retreat in disorder.