A book penned by a late former Pakistan Army General has lifted the lid off the genocide carried out by the nation in erstwhile East Pakistan.
A Stranger in My Own Country: East Pakistan, 1969-91, by late Major General (retd) Khadim Hussain Raza, provides an account of the brutal elimination of more than three million people carried out by the Pakistan Army, led by the infamous General AKK Niazi, from 1969 until the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.
Raza, then General Officer Commanding 14 Division of the army, was posted in East Pakistan during the period. The book has been published posthumously by Oxford University Press, given the sensitive nature of the subject.
Raza claimed in his book that Niazi had threatened to let loose Pakistani soldiers on the women of East Pakistan in an audacious bid to alter the ethnicity of the Bengali race. His comments had even driven an officer of Bengali origin, Major Mustaq, to suicide. Niazi later surrendered to General JFR Jacob of the Indian Army.
The book also claims that the equally notorious General Tikka Khan, the commander of the Eastern command, wanted to publicly try liberation movement leader Sheikh Mujibur Rehman in Dhaka and hang him.
Raza also blasted Major General Rahim Khan - his junior who, too, was posted in East Pakistan - who allegedly believed that " Bengalis were timid people and should have been subdued long ago". Rahim later fled Dhaka when the situation worsened.
Pakistan had launched Operation Searchlight on March 25, 1971, to curb the Bengali nationalist movement by taking control of major cities on March 26, and then eliminating all opposition, political or military, within a month.
saya .pk also has a thread on it and it grown to 8 pages in just some hours and that too in denial mood, and look what a member named Pakistani Nationalist said :- Perhaps he is also a member of DFI ! he wrote sarcasm in the last but can such talks be a sarcasm ?
he is law student or something, it is too bad that he was not on the receiving end of the PA Genocide, then we would have seen his sarcasm. BTW PA tried its level best to save cutting short of their country, they are still paranoid to their core.
1. Pakistan apologised for the genocide.
2. OIC to censor Pakistan for killing millions of muslims.
3. UN to take note of India's heroic moral stand and hasten our ascension to UNSC
4. Pakistan to accept stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh.