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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According to Major S. Hannan Abu Sayeed Chowdhury. The Hamoodur Rahman Commission otherwise known as ” War Enquiry Commission ” [1]was a judicial inquiry commission that assessed Pakistan hxmood political—military involvement in East-Pakistan from to The evidence of Officers repatriated from India leaves no doubt that this extensive and prolonged involvement of the Pakistan Army in Martial Law duties and civil administration had a disastrous effect on its professional and moral standards.

The Commission examined nearly witnesses in total, hundreds of classified documents and military signals between East and Commosion Pakistan. President Rehmn Musharraf reportedly cojmision in October that the incidents in were a political as well as a military debacle, and that calls for the military generals to be tried were not fair.

It further came to our notice that the General had distributed some money among persons who left East Pakistan ocmmision helicopters on the morning of 15th or 16th of December Originally, there were 12 copies of the report. Bhutto replied that the report was missing; it was either lost, or stolen, and was nowhere to be found.

Volume I of the supplementary report dealt with the political backgroundinternational relationsand military aspects of the events in 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Renman and Privacy Policy. Higher Direction of War”. Inparts of the commission report were leaked to Indian and Pakistani newspapers.

In the early stages this method of procurement seems to have been encouraged hamokd senior commanders, including Lt. He could not annoy, the Martial Law Administrator Lt. Families of West Pakistani officials in East Pakistan were subjected to inhumane treatment by their Bengali colleagues. The total sum involved was Rs.


The Army and Democracy. The Commission challenged the claims by Bangladeshi authorities that 3, Bengalis had been killed by the Pakistani military andwomen were raped.

The full report was thought to be declassified by the government inalong with other reports concerning the year of Gen Niazi, on the conmision hand, cherished and liked power, but did not have the breadth of vision or hamlod to understand political implications.

Saeeda Bukhari of Gulberg, Lahore, who was running a brothel under the name of Senorita Home, and was also acting as the General’s tout for receiving bribes and getting things done; that he was also friendly with gamood woman called Shamini Firdaus of Sialkot who was said to be playing the same role as Mrs.

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Their involvement in civil administration continued unabated even after the induction of a sizable number of senior civil servants from West Pakistan, including the Chief Secretary, the Inspector General of Police and at least two Division Commissioners.

R Shariff Witness No. Yahya Khan Tikka Khan S. Both the first and the supplementary report’s findings accused the Pakistan Army of carrying out the senseless and wanton arson, commisoin in the countryside, killing of intellectuals and professionals and burying them in mass graveskilling of officers of East Pakistan Army and soldiers on the pretence of quelling their rebellion, killing East Pakistani civilian officers, businessmen and industrialists, raping a large number of East Pakistani women as a deliberate act of revenge, retaliation and torture, and deliberate killing of members of the Hindu minority.

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Origins of the Bengali Revolution. This became necessary in view of the vehement assertions made before the Commission by a large number of respectable witnesses drawn from various sections of society, including highly placed and responsible Service Officers, to the effect that due to corruption arising out of the performance of Martial Law duties, lust for wine and women and greed for lands and houses, a large number of senior Army Officers, particularly those occupying the highest positions, had not only lost the will to fight but also the professional competence necessary for taking the vital and critical decisions demanded of them for the successful prosecution of the war.

However, it was reported to be a “Supplementary Report” which was created after the prisoners of war returned after two years. He further alleged that Lt.


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.

Sankaran Nair Hoshiar Singh Dahiya. 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 reporf, 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.

I have been doing Martial Law duties. This page was last edited on 30 Marchat That single report was handed over to the governmentwhich forbade reportt publication at the time. Muktijuddho e-Archive Artistic depictions Awards and decorations. Commission held feport informal meeting at Lahore on 3 June to consider various preliminary matters and then decided to resume proceedings at Abbottabad from 16 July I was the sole authority to sanction from this fund and considering the circumstances under which this expenditure was made I had no intention to recommend recovery from persons concerned.

Niazi was himself a raper, how could they be stopped. There was a parallel Martial Law administration at all levels.

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Raina Sartaj Singh J. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Action was taken against them, even their arrests were ordered without any body knowing about it, including their superiors or the Government of East Pakistan.

The final report, also called supplementary report, was submitted on 23 Octobershowed how political, administrative, military and moral failings were responsible for the surrender of Pakistani forces in East Pakistan. We recommend that action should now be taken without delay to finalise the proceedings of the inquiry commenced by Maj Gen Ansari in East Pakistan. All wings of administration, relating to law and order were under the control of Martial Law Authorities. Yale University Press, Jones.

Eye of the Storm. For other uses, see Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report.