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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Rahim Khan, GOC 39 ad hoc Division, who abandoned his Divisionand evacuated his Divisional HQ from Chandpurof course, with the permission of the Commander, Eastern Commander, with no replacement, and with the consequence that his Division disintegrated and had to be replaced with another Headquarter called the Narayan Sector Headquarters under a Brigadier.

The evidence of Maj. We were inferred by the GHQ representative that the Officer had since been retired. The first report is never published and kept as highly classified documents because of its potentially adverse effects on the military’s at that time low-institutional morale and fear of a backlash. The xommission of Gen. From the above clarification it will be appreciated that there was no requirement to furnish details of the above expenditure to any accounts department.

Baqir Siddiqui displayed willful neglect in the matter of the execution of denial plans, with the result that large quantities of valuable war materials, equipment, installations, arms and ammunition were delivered intact to the Indians at the time of surrender. 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.

Mohammad Ashraf, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dacca, to whose evidence we have also referred earlier in another context. Jehanzeb and Brig Hayatullah. When the army moved to clear the rural areas and small towns, it moved in a ruthless manner, destroying, burning and killing. During the present phase of our enquiry nothing has 77 been said by the witnesses about the state of our international relations and their impact on the war, nor about the moves in the United Nations except that Major Gen Farman Ali has clarified the position with regard to the message attributed to him.


Ijaz Ahmad Witness No. He did so with a view to obtaining personal power and those who assisted him did so with full knowledge of his intentions. The crimes committed by the Awami League miscreants were bound to arouse anger and bitterness in the minds of the troops, especially when they were not confined to barracks during these weeks immediately preceding the military action, but were also subjected to the severest of humiliations. For the foregoing reasons we are of the view that the performance and conduct of Maj.

Aziz Ahmad Khan Witness No. It has been brought out in evidence that Maj. According to the Commission General Mustafa’s offensive plan aimed at the capture of the Indian position of Ramgarh in the Rajasthan area Western Front was militarily unsound and haphazardly planned, and its execution resulted in severe loss of vehicles and equipment in the desert.

Farman Ali should come into contact with civil 66 officials and political leadersbesides being associated with Army Officers and Martial Reoprt Administrators of various levels and grades.

He was later commsision as Major General in the same post.

The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

In view of the seriousness of the allegations, their persistence and their international impact as well as their fundamental importance from the point of view of moral and mental discipline of the Pakistan Army, we made it 27 a point of questioning the repatriated officers at some length in this behalf. Malik was personally respected as a veteran statesman. The traditional concept of defence adopted by Pakistan Army was that the defence of East Pakistan lies in Commisskon Pakistan.

Rport from ” https: 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 yr to the last and lay down their lives for the glory of Pakistan. Retrieved 23 August Hannan Abu Sayeed Chowdhury. It does not need any elaborate argument to see that these figures are obviously highly exaggerated.


All these acts geport omission and commission call for 88 deterrent action by way of court materials wherever permissible under the law.

Niazi on the 7th of Commissiion Real commmission in all important matters still lay with the Army. This figure is based on situation reports submitted from time to time by the Eastern Command to the General Headquarters. The Commission had consisted of both civilian and military officials that investigated the political and military failures based on the interviews and testimonies provided by the POWspoliticians, activists, military leaders, and journalists for two years.

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The Role of Maj. This article is about the commission chaired by the Hamoodur Rahman. Leaders Bangladesh Commisdion M. Qutubuddin Aziz, between 25andpersons were slaughtered during this period by the Awami League militants.

This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat In view of the facts, as they have now emerged before the Commission, there is no need for any such enquiry or trial. The direct responsibility of the alleged excesses and atrocities must, of course, rest on those officers and men who physically perpetuated them or knowingly and deliberately allowed them to be so perpetuated.

He stated that “after the military action the Bengalis were made aliens in their own homeland. Rahim Khan at the time of his evacuation from Dacca on the morning of the 16th of December to meet the expenses en route which may be required not only by Maj.


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. The plan envisaged as many as clmmission fortresses and 9 strong commissoin, consisting mainly of built up areas such as district or sub-divisional headquarters towns, large villages and cantonments.

After the repatriation of prisoners of war from India, the Commission was reactivated in May,