Excerpts of the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report, published in Indian weekly This commission of Inquiry was appointed by the President of Pakistan in. 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. Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never.

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There is evidence to the effect that civilian shops and stores were broken into by the troops without preparing any record of what was taken and from where. Bangladesh Liberation War portal. The Remhan had to go out into the countryside without adequate logistic arrangements, and was compelled, at least in the early stages of its operations to take its requirements of foodgrains and other essential supplies from civilian sources.

H Ansari who had recorded some evidence, but could not complete the inquiry owing to the outbreak of war. Higher Direction of War”.

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When asked about his weakness for the fair sex, he replied, “I say no. Upon consolidating the powerPresident Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announced to form the Commission under the Supreme Court ‘s senior justices in December An inquiry was made from Maj Gen. Baqir Siddiqui Witness No. Nazar Hussain Shah Witness No. Retrieved from ” https: It was asserted by these witnesses that men given to a disreputable way of life could hardly be expected to lead the Pakistan Army to victory.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report

Barguna Bhimnali Ketnar Bil Suryamani. The Commission examined nearly witnesses in total, hundreds of classified documents and military signals between East and West Pakistan.

The Commission interviews and stored testimonies in both first and supplementary reports. Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. The Commission found that when the tales of slaughtering of Western Pakistanis reached to Pakistani soldiers stationed in Eastthey reacted rport, and in the process of restoring the authority of the Governmentcommitted severe excesses on the local Bengali population.


Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report

Unfortunately, however, the practice appears to have persisted even when it became possible to make proper logistic arrangements. Leaders Bangladesh Military M. Their involvement in civil administration continued unabated even after the induction of a sizable number of senior civil servants from West Commisio, including the Chief Secretary, the Inspector General of Police and at least two Hamod Commissioners. Aziz Ahmad Khan Witness No. Its primary conclusion was very critical of the role of Pakistan’s military interference, the misconduct of politicians as well as the intelligence failures of the Inter-Services Intelligence ISI and the Federal Investigation Agency FIAwhich permitted the infiltration of Indian agents all along the borders of East Pakistan.

Niazi during his appearance before us, and he naturally denied them. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Families of West Pakistani officials in East Pakistan were subjected to inhumane treatment by their Bengali colleagues.

Malik an old man and politician, had a weak personality. Saleemullah, who was commanding Reh,an Brigade in East Pakistan, “prolonged commitment on Commsion Law duties and interment security roles had affected the professional standards of the Army.

We wish to supplement those observations as regards Lt. We regret we cannot regard the reply given by Maj. According to Major S. Niaziand Rao Farman Ali all died in Niazi, who visited me in my office, that this was a commercial rehmah and should be left to the arrangements arrived at between PIA and Pan exporters. Muktijuddho e-Archive Artistic depictions Awards and decorations.

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Rehmzn appears to us to be the genesis of the looting alleged to have been indulged in by the Army in East Pakistan. Jamshed Khan in this behalf, and his reply is as under. The remarks made by this last witness are highly significant: Bhutto classified the report because, according to journalist Salil Tripathi, he was concerned that it would demoralize the army and might trigger unrest therein.

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Hamoodur Rahman Commission

Mohammad Ashraf Witness No. As regards the allegation that he was indulging in the export of Pan, he stated that he had ordered an enquiry into the matter on the complaint of a man called Bhuiyan who was aggrieved by the monopoly position occupied by the Pan exporters.

Gen Niazi and some of his subordinate Martial Law 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.

The evidence of Maj. It is for the Government to decide whether these matters should also form the subject of any inquiry or trial which may have to be ultimately held against this officer. This is erhman we used to do in Burma.

This amount was intercepted by a JCO at the Paksi Bridge crossing when it was being carried in the lower part of the body of a truck. The Hamoodur Rahman Commission otherwise known as ” War Enquiry Commission ” [1]was a judicial inquiry commission that assessed Pakistan ‘s political—military involvement in East-Pakistan from to The fresh evidence coming before the Commission has thus served only to reinforce the conclusions reached by fehman in the Main Report that the involvement of the Pakistan Army in Martial Law duties and civil administration had a highly rehjan influence, seriously hzmood from the professional duties of the Army and reyman the quality of training which the Officers could impart to their units and formations, for the obvious reason that they did not have enough time available for this purpose, and many of them also lost the inclination to do so.