International reaction to the Pakistani Army's crimes against humanity during the Bangladeshi War of Independence

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International reaction to the Pakistani Army's crimes against humanity during the Bangladeshi War of Independence

Post by Cantankerous » 09 Jul 2022 17:22

I've read that the Pakistani military carried out war crimes and acts of genocide against the people of Bangladesh during Bangladesh's 1971 war for liberation from Pakistan, but what was the reaction to Pakistan's war crimes and crimes against humanity on part of Muslims in India but also Muslim Americans, the Soviet bloc, China, and countries in the Middle East and North Africa?

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Re: International reaction to the Pakistani Army's crimes against humanity during the Bangladeshi War of Independence

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Re: International reaction to the Pakistani Army's crimes against humanity during the Bangladeshi War of Independence

Post by Cantankerous » 10 Jul 2022 03:46

David Thompson wrote:
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I found this article that gives an idea of how foreign powers reacted to the Pakistani Army's war crimes during the Bangladeshi War of Independence:
https://www.newagebd.net/article/45939/ ... n-powers-v
As soon as the news of the West Pakistan Army’s military massacre in the East reached the Bengali communities in the United Kingdom, which was more than a lakh in size, started registering organized protests against the military campaign on the one hand and organising multi-dimensional supports to the liberation war of Bangladesh on the other. The Bengali physicians community in the UK got united under the Bangladesh Medical Association (BDMA), as early as the second week of April to collectively support the cause of Bangladesh.48 Meanwhile, the Bengali communities in the United Kingdom had present among themselves Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, then vice-chancellor of Dhaka University who, while attending a conference of the International Human Rights Commission in Geneva on March 26 had resigned his position in protest at the killing of his students by the Pakistan army, resolved to work for the independence of Bangladesh from London....

....Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, as many as 300 MPs — left, right and liberal — officially demanded that their government made serious efforts to mount effective pressure on Islamabad to stop killing in East Pakistan and subsequently the House of Commons had a full-dress discussion on the issue on May 14. Bruce Douglas-Man (1927–2000), a Labour MP who officially moved the resolution, spoke for the independence of Bangladesh, but the resolution, which was eventually adopted unanimously by the House, stopped at seeking the official British efforts for a ‘political solution’ of the East Pakistan crisis.60 Earlier, Edward Heath’s Conservative government repeatedly argued that they ‘could not interfere with internal affairs of a foreign country’.61 The British foreign office consistently advised Downing Street to ‘avoid taking sides with either party’ in case of an India-Pakistan conflict.

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