Following consensus in Bangladeshi Parliament, the BD authorities of Sheikh Hasina Wajid, daughter of controversial determine, Sh.
Mujib-ur-Rahman, has determined to watch March 25 as Genocide Day in response to March 23 Pakistan Day.
It’s also learnt that Bangladesh will ship two senior officers to the UN headquarters in New York and the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) headquarters in Geneva to start out the method of getting UN recognition of what it calls genocide of 1071.
The thought is sort of mischievous because it revolves across the previous imaginary concept and propaganda launched with out substance by some BD leaders together with Sh Mujib-ur-Rahman that genocide was dedicated by Pakistan Military. Not solely that, even unthinkable excessive figures have been given which have continued to flow into in several spheres to undertaking Pakistan’s safety institution as an oppressor drive.
Nevertheless, the probe carried out by totally different students, researchers and social scientists all through the world has proved that no genocide was ever dedicated by Pakistan Military in former East Pakistan.
The rot began with an editorial piece revealed on twenty third December,
1971 titled ‘Enemy Occupations’ by ‘Pravda’ – the mouthpiece and the primary propaganda machine of the now defunct USSR (Soviet Union). The piece carried by ‘Pravda’ on Pakistan claimed that three million Bengalis had been killed within the conflict of 1971. This “determine”, which was not based mostly on any physique counts, skilled testimonies or photograph/video proof, obtained ‘popularized’ after it was endorsed by Mujib-ur-Rahman in his interview with BBC’s David Frost on January 18, 1972. The individuals who have been witness to all the professionals and cons of the interview and have been current on the spot, reported that Mujib ur-Rahman, throughout this interview, was closely intoxicated. This declare of Mujib-ur-Rahman was contested by Serajur Reman, former deputy head of the BBC Bangla Programme within the UK. Serajur Reman wrote a letter to ‘The Guardian’ on Might 24, 2011, stating, “On January eight, 1972, I used to be the primary Bangladeshi to satisfy unbiased chief Sh.
Mujib-ur-Rahman after his launch from Pakistan. I defined that no correct determine of the causalties was obtainable however our estimate, based mostly on info from numerous sources, was that as much as three lacs
(300,000) died within the battle. To my shock and horror, he informed David Frost later that ‘three million of my individuals have been killed by the Pakistanis’. Whether or not he mistranslated ‘lac’ as a ‘million’ or his confused frame of mind was accountable, I don’t know, however many Bangladeshis nonetheless consider that figures given by Sh Mujib have been completely unrealistic and unimaginable”.
Sayyid Karim, Bangladesh’s first overseas secretary, as reported by David Bergman, a Bangladesh-based mostly British journalist wrote in 2011, “As for the variety of Bengalis killed in the middle of the liberation conflict, the determine talked about by Mujib to David Frost was a gross overstatement. This determine was picked up by him from an article in ‘Pravda’ the organ of the Communist Celebration of the Soviet Union”.
And when Mujib-ur-Rahman constituted a reality-discovering Fee on January 29, 1972, to find mass graves or different verifiable proof, this Fee comprising representatives from the BD Military, Border Safety Drive, Rangers, Police and Civil Administration utterly did not find any mass graves or different proof of any sort. The Fee conjured up a determine of a most fifty six,743 deaths because of the 1971 insurgency. In consequence, Mujib-ur-Rahman confirmed nice displeasure on the Fee’s findings and disbanded it, stating, “I’ve declared three million lifeless, and your report couldn’t provide you with three scores hundreds! What report you could have ready? Hold your report back to your self. What I’ve stated as soon as shall prevail”. This has additionally been talked about within the ebook ‘Behind the Fable of Three Million’, revealed in 1973 and written by Chowdhary Abdul Mumin. With this info, it may be safely inferred that this was a person (Sh Mujib) wanting to realize energy and legitimacy by creating collective delusions – or myths.
Western unbiased sources too solidly garbage Sh Mujib’s imaginary figures. The Peace Analysis Institute in Norway, together with Uppsala College of Sweden, of their findings in 1972, estimated that about fifty eight,000 individuals died in 1971. Along with this, in June 1972, William Durmmond reported in ‘LA Occasions’ that “The determine given by Sh Mujib is an exaggeration so gross as to be absurd; not more than 25,000 individuals died.”
On March 1, 1973, Swedish journalist Ingvar Oja reported in ‘Dagens Nyheter’, the most important day by day of Stockholm: “The allegation relating to the killing of three million individuals is very exaggerated; no more than 50,000 individuals died in East Pakistan”. Sarmila Bose, the well-known Bengali Indian author and Analysis Affiliate at Oxford College, in her e-book, ‘Lifeless Reckoning’, writes “The quantity three million seems to be no more than a big hearsay”. She estimated that round 50,000 – one hundred,000 individuals together with Bengalis, Beharis and West Pakistanis might have perished within the battle in East Pakistan.
Even senior Indian army officers haven’t accepted the three million lifeless determine. Mohammad Tajamul Hussain, famous Bangladeshi journalist/author, in his e-book “Bangladesh, Victims of Black Propaganda, Intrigue and Indian Hegemony” quotes the Indian Military Chief, Basic Manekshaw throughout 1971 that “the determine of killings in 1971, as talked about by Sh Mujib, appears fictitious, baseless and much faraway from the reality”.
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