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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How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States: Akhira Golaghat Jathibhanga Kaliganj. It is a question for determination as to what share of responsibility must rest on these commanders for the 40 excesses allegedly committed by the troops under their Command.

Bangladesh Liberation War portal. From the statements made by the three Generals who appear to be directly concerned in the matter, it seems that although there was some talks of arresting persons known to be leaders of the Awami League or Mukti Bahini so as to prevent chances o a general uprising in Dacca during the closing phases of the war with India, yet no practical action was taken in view of the circumstances then prevailing, namely the precarious position of the Pakistan Army and the impending surrender.

Niazi, apparently in an endeavor to put the blame on his predecessor, then Lt. General Yahya Khan then embarked upon his scheme of by-elections in place of the disqualified Awami League representatives, but these by-elections were an exercise in futility, for the reason that they were supervised and controlled by the by the Martial Law administration, and even the selection of the candidates was being made by a Major General of the Pakistan Army.

We suggest, therefore, without necessarily implying any dereliction on the part of the general, that the matter should be inquired into further so that the suspicion surrounding the same is cleared in the General’s own interest.

In the situation that developed after the military action of the 25th of Marchthe civil administration in East Pakistan practically came to a standstill, and the burden of running the Province fell heavily upon the Army Officers.


As a result of these reverses he was relieved of his command on the 3rd of December He stated that “after the military action the Bengalis were made aliens in their own homeland. Then, contrary to the Divisional concept and without orders he withdrew his Brigade out of the Divisional area and had to be placed under 16 Division.

C Sialkot and later as G. All the Senior Army Commanders who were concerned with the administration of Martial Law in East Pakistan as well as the senior civil servants who were inducted into the civil administration in East Pakistan, have expressed the view that military action could not have been a substitute for a political settlement, which was feasible once law and order has been restored within a matter of few weeks after the military action.

Ministry of Liberation War Affairs. Bashir Ahmad Khan Witness No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the light of the information now available we now consider that he should be tried by a court martial on the following charges: Yahya Khan was pretending to hold during this period with Sk. Need and Justification for Trial and Punishment 6. Constituted “to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the atrocities and war “, including the “circumstances in which the Commander of the Eastern Military Commandsurrendered the Eastern contingent forces under his command laid down their arms.

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We find that there are several provisions in the Pakistan Army Act having a direct bearing on this matter. This page was last edited on 30 Marchat Apart from a few individuals, the large body of officers and men operating in East Pakistan accepted the final decision without any thought of disobedience, even though the majority of them were undoubtedly willing to fight to the last and lay down their lives for the glory of Pakistan.

Kr but certain other witnesses as well in relation to his personal conduct, and the general allegations made against the Pakistan Army during its operations in the former East Pakistan, and gamood accordingly in a position to formulate our final conclusions in the matter. For other uses, vommission Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report.


The only exception which was unavoidable was that Dr. The detailed accounts which have been given 86 before the commission by those who had the misfortune of witnessing these events, leave no doubt that Lt.

The General has further explained that as Mr Toha and his associates had communist leanings, these words were intended to convey their conviction and objective that East Pakistan would be turned into a communist state, and not that 33 there would be bloodshed. I hamkod been doing Martial Law duties.

In these circumstances, the responsibility for its authorship and dispatch could not, therefore, be placed on this officer. 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.

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The paper bears the heading: Ansari, GOC 9 Div. This fund was commiasion auditable. Excessive force was used on that night. Harvard University Press, Shah.

Naeem Witness No CO of 39 Baluch that “innocent people were killed by us during sweep operations and it created estrangement amongst the public. Are not there any cows and goats in this country?

The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

It is, however, clear that the final and overall responsibility must rest on General Yahya Commissikn, Lt. Niaziand Rao Farman Ali all died in We recommend that action should now be taken without delay to finalise the proceedings of the inquiry commenced by Maj Gen Ansari in East Pakistan.

For almost three years now, the world has repeatedly heard comjission list of names said to have been prepared by 39 the Dacca authorities in connection with the commission of these atrocities and crimes.