Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never. Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never. Hamoodur Rahman Commission is probably the only postwar inquiry commission authorized by the Pakistani government that inquired and submitted report on.
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In the absence of contingency plans for the withdrawal of troops into the Dacca triangle area behind the big riversto prevent the enemy breakthrough and to deal if need be with the known capability of the enemy to heli-drop troops behind our lines after it had acquired mastery of the air by either eliminating or neutralising our Air Force of only one squadron, it was not at all a matter of surprise that the defences should have collapsed immediately in thin lines in the forward positions were pierced by the enemy.
Mohammad Ashraf, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dacca, to whose evidence we have also referred earlier in another context. As no such procedure was adopted, it led to a general feeling among the troops, including their officers that they were entitled to take whatever they wanted from wherever they liked.
All the Governments friendly to Pakistan, especially Iran, China and the USA, had made it clear to Gen Y ahya that they would not be in a position to render any physical assistance to Pakistan in the event of an armed rabman with India. The detailed accounts which have been given 86 before the commission by commiission who had the misfortune of witnessing these events, leave no doubt that Lt.
Performance of Other Senior Officers 63 9. Publicizing of the Report by the Indian media was not a surprise since it had come out at a time when there was international pressure mounting on India to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
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There were verbal instructions to eliminate Hindus. Niazi made a public appearance at Hotel Intercontinental, Dacca, before foreign correspondents. Raina Sartaj Singh J.
The informant should also state whether he will be willing to appear before the Commission. He says that it was on the raahman and 10th of December that General Niazi expressed his apprehension of a general uprising in the Dacca city and ordered him to examine the possibility of arresting certain persons according to lists which were already with the various agencies, namely the Martial Law Authorities and the Intelligence Branch.
As will be seen from a detailed discussion of the operation of the 39 ad hoc Division in the narration of the military events, the Commission is far from satisfied with the performance of this General Officer. The question of creating history, therefore, was never in his mind. Even more painful than the military failures of It. We have then narrated the important events involving the surrender of well-defended strong points and fortresses without a fightdesertion of his area of responsibility by a Divisional Commander, disintegration of brigades and battalions in frantic and foolish efforts to withdraw from certain postsand abandoning of the wounded and the sick is a callous disregard of all human and military values.
From what we have said in the preceding Paragraphs it is clear that there is substance in the allegations that during and after the military action excesses were indeed committed on the people of East Pakistan, but the versions and estimates put forward by the Dacca authorities are highly coloured and exaggerated.
However, in the absence of any other reliable date, the Commission is of the view that the latest figure supplied by the GHQ should be accepted. General Niazi visited my unit at Thakurgaon and Bogra.
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Mohammad Ashraf Witness No. Gen Niazi and some of his subordinate Martial Faw Administrators have no doubt claimed that they allowed full liberty of action to the civilian officials at various levels, but even they have conceded that in the peculiar situation prevailing in East Pakistan after the military action the Army necessarily continued to be deeply concerned with the maintenance of law and order, the restoration of communications and the revival of economic activity in the Province.
We are also not impressed by the excuse put forward by the Commander, Eastern Command for not modifying his plans, namely that the mission originally assigned to him hold every inch of territory in East Pakistan and to prevent the establishment of Bangladesh by the capture of any sizeable chunk of territory, was never changed by the High Command. The Commission again interviewed 73 bureaucrats and top military officers and submitted its supplementary report in November The gallantry and determination with which some of the battles were fought in East Pakistan has been acknowledged even by the enemy.
However, while assessing their individual responsibility, the Commission was obliged to take note of the limitations imposed on them by the concepts and attitudes adopted by the Eastern Command, the admitted shortages and deficiencies in men and materials, faced by them as compared to the vast resources of the enemy and the general demoralisation which stemmed fro the culpable acts of commission and omission on the part of the Army High Command at Rawalpindi and the Commander Eastern Command, at Dacca.
It appears that on the 8th or 9th DecemberLt. Instead fraudulent and comission measures were adopted. Retrieved 22 August It was this supplementary report that was presumably published by an Indian magazine in Augustand afterwards allowed to be published in the Pakistani press. In the early stages this method of procurement seems to have been encouraged by senior commanders, including Lt. Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report Chapter 3 Professional Responsibilities of Certain Senior Army Commanders In Chapters 1, 2 and 5 of Part 5 of the main report we have dealt with the moral and disciplinary aspects of the events and causes leading to the defeat of the Pakistan Army in the war, and have also touched upon the individual responsibility of certain senior officers.
Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report
The Operational instructions issued by the Eastern Command as No. It has been brought out in evidence that Maj. 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.
Predictably, the motives behind the publication were questioned. We consider, therefore, that unless the Bangladesh authorities can produce some convincing rahmqn, it is not possible to record a finding that any intellectuals or professionals were indeed rqhman and 36 killed by the Pakistan Army during December I was the sole hamod to sanction from this fund and considering the circumstances under which this expenditure was made I had no intention to recommend recovery from persons concerned.