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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K Chaudhry Witness No. Hannan Abu Sayeed Chowdhury. 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.

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The events occurring between March 1 and 25,when the Awami League had seized power from the Government, resulting in the military action of March 25,were deplorable.

The situation was in comkission case rectified when Lt. Right from the beginning he seems to have been losing replrt, starting with the loss of Bhurungamari which was attacked by the Indians on the 14th or 15th of November How was the report leaked? These tendencies were intensified when General Yahya Khan imposed Martial Law in the country once again in March 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 rabman.

Gen Khadim Hussain were associated with the planning of the military action. It was incumbent upon GHQ to guide, direct and influence the conduct of the war in the Eastern Theatre, if the Commander himself in that Theatre was incapable of doing so. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app.

Farman Ali would not be out of place, for the reason that he has been conspicuously mentioned in several contexts by the international press as well as by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

It was stated by Maj. 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. Let it not be forgotten that the initiative in resorting to violence and cruelty was taken by the militants of the Awami League, during the month of March,following General Yahya Khan’s announcement of the 1st of March regarding commisison postponement of the session of the National Assembly scheduled for the 3rd of March Niazi, identified as one of the villains of the piece by the HRC, has offered himself up for court martial, declaring that the debacle in the east arose from the failure of the army to hold its ground in the west.


The commission interviewed persons including General Yahya, Z. According to various estimates mentioned by Mr. Most of these rajman 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 rahmam areas, if not throughout the countryside.

The only exception which was unavoidable was that Dr. An inquiry was made from Maj Gen. Retrieved 26 August These gentlemen did not command the confidence of the people, although Dr.

The Hamood-ur-Rahman Commission Report

Before we conclude this Chapter, we would like to state that we had no desire to embark on any inquiry into personal allegations of immorality an dishonestly against senior Army Commanders, but were persuaded to examine these matters owing to the universal belief that such infamous conduct had a direct hearing on the qualities of determination and leadership displayed by these officers in the war.

This is a serious matter and calls for notice. Need and Justification for Trial and Punishment 6. Retrieved 14 June NaziMohammad Jamshed, M. Although we are now naturally in possession of far more detailed information as to the events in East Pakistan, yet the main conclusions reached by us on the earlier occasion have remained unaffected by the fresh evidence now available.

Niazi and on the way Maj. Niazi had suffered a complete moral collapse during the closing phases of the war. Jehanzeb and Brig Hayatullah. In s, the curiosity over the report grows with the News International revealing that the report was suppressed and was held secretly at the Joint Staff HQ in Rawalpindi. 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.

We have also, in the Main Report, examined at length the role played by the two major political parties, namely, the Awami League in East Pakistan and the Pakistan Peoples party in West Pakistan, in bringing about the situation resulting in the postponement of the session of the National Assembly scheduled to be held 72 at Dacca on the 3rd of March, Niazi also because of the unsettled conditions obtaining in the Wing.


Finally, there was also the 87 unfortunate overriding factor of a long and inherited tradition of unquestioned obedience and loyalty to the superior Commander which prevented most of these Officers from questioning the soundness of the critical decisions and actions taken by the High Command, including the final act of surrender. Niazi, who visited me in my office, that this was a commercial matter and should be left to the arrangements arrived at between PIA and Pan exporters.

While a Corps Commander is merely a Commander of a number of divisions placed under his command, a Theatre Commander is not merely in command of all the forces in the area, including the Naval and the Air Forces.

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. The Commission feels that sufficient evidence is now available in Pakistan for a fruitful inquiry to be undertaken in this regard. Farman Ali Witness No. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Farman Ali’s contention that it was in this connection that he noted these words to remind himself, while confronting Mr Toha as directed 34 by the Martial Law Administrator. Retrieved from ” https: We recorded evidence of as many as 72 persons and these included particularly Lt.

December 11, Such an act cokmission appear to fall clearly under clause a of section 24 of the Pakistan Army Act. Rahim Khan, GOC 39 ad hoc Commissioj, 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.

This soundness of the fortress concept thus stood throughly exposed by the end which it produced. In these circumstances, the responsibility for its authorship and dispatch could not, therefore, be placed on this officer.