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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Barguna Bhimnali Ketnar Bil Suryamani. The Army had to gehman out into the countryside without adequate logistic arrangements, and was compelled, at least in the early stages of its operations to take its requirements of foodgrains and other essential supplies from civilian sources. Retrieved 14 June The remarks made by this last rport are highly significant: The Commission examined nearly witnesses in total, hundreds of classified documents and military signals between East and West Pakistan.

Living off the Land Psychological Warfare and India.

In the situation that developed after the military action of the 25th of Marchthe civil administration in East Pakistan practically came to a standstill, and the burden of running the Province fell heavily upon the Army Officers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rao Farman Ali Witness No.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. Nazar Hussain Shah Witness No. Niazi also because of the unsettled conditions obtaining in the Wing.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the early stages this method of procurement seems to have been encouraged by senior commanders, including Lt. Raina Sartaj Singh J.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission

These were all destroyed; except the one that was handed over to Government who disallowed its publication at the time. Retrieved 25 August Constituted “to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the atrocities and war “, including the “circumstances in which the Commander of the Eastern Military Commandsurrendered the Eastern contingent forces under his command laid down their arms.

Even though the funds disbursed by him may not be auditable in ordinary circumstances, it would have been appropriate and advisable for him to supply such information as was possible for him to do in the circumstances once the question of the disposal of these funds had arisen on the basis of information supplied to the Commission by officers who heard of these transactions in East Pakistan and later in the prisoners of war camps.


I have been doing Martial Law duties. Archived from the original PDF on 4 March Niazi any finding in this behalf must await his return from India where he is at present held as a prisoner of war”. This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat Families of West Pakistani officials in East Pakistan were subjected to inhumane treatment by their Bengali colleagues. Movement demanding trial of war criminals Shahbag protests.

The chairmanship was to be rotated between each inter-services, irrespective of the personal ranks in each service. The evidence of Maj.

Hannan Abu Sayeed Chowdhury. Both the first and the supplementary report’s findings accused the Pakistan Army of carrying out the senseless and wanton arson, killings 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 hamodur revenge, retaliation and torture, and deliberate killing of members commisaion the Hindu minority.

Ministry of Liberation War Affairs. The allegations regarding his indulgence in the export of Pan by using or abusing his position in the Eastern Command and as Zonal Martial Law Administrator also prima facie appear to be well-founded, although it was not our function to hold a detailed inquiry into the matter.

Bhutto classified the report because, according to journalist Salil Tripathi, he was concerned that it would demoralize the army and might trigger unrest therein. Mansoorul Haq Witness No. Non-fiction graphic novels Pakistani philosophical literature in Pakistan in Pakistan Classified documents Pakistani historical documents Indo-Pakistani War of Whistleblowing Dawn newspaper Reports of the Government of Pakistan Government of Pakistan secrecy documents.

However, at a later stage the Eastern Command and the divisional Commanders issued strict instructions in an effort to stop such practices, and some Commanders caused searches to be carried out of the barracks occupied by the troops for the recovery of looted material which included television sets, refrigerators, typewriters, watches, gold, air conditioners and other attractive items.

The total sum involved was Rs. Malik and his ministers were figureheads only. Retrieved 14 June Bangladesh Liberation War portal. There should be no difficulty in reconstructing the record, if necessary as the material witness appear to be now available in Pakistan. Bashir Ahmad Khan Witness No. 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.


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.

Upon consolidating the powerPresident Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announced to form the Commission under the Supreme Court ‘s senior justices in December After analysing the evidence brought before the Commission, we came to the conclusion that the process of moral degeneration among the senior ranks of the Armed Forces was set in motion by their involvement in Martial Law duties inthat these tendencies reappeared and were, in fact, intensified when Martial Law was imposed in the country once again in March by General Yahya Khan, and that there was indeed substance in the allegations that a considerable number of senior Army Officers had not only indulged in large scale acquisition of lands and houses and other commercial activities, but had also adopted highly immoral and licentious ways of life which seriously affected their professional capabilities and their qualities of leadership.

The Hamoodur Rahman Commission otherwise known as ” War Enquiry Commission ” [1]was a judicial inquiry commission that assessed Pakistan ‘s political—military involvement in East-Pakistan from to By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Jamshed Khan, was also reported to have been involved in the misappropriation of currency.

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Niazi unfortunately came to acquire a bad reputation in sex matters, and this reputation has been consistent during his postings in Sialkot, Lahore and East Pakistan. Mitha should be publicly tried for being party to a criminal conspiracy to illegally usurp power from Mohammad Ayub Khan in power if necessary by the use of force.

Gen Farman Ali was prominently visible sitting on the right side of the Governor, although he was not a member of the Cabinet. Are not there any cows and goats in this country?