Ever since 1971 Pakistanis have been brainwashed with a masochistic version of history that holds Pakistan responsible for everything that happened in that war, but the actual evidence tells a very different story. Pakistan is accused of provoking Bengali separatism by committing atrocities in East Pakistan but it is a fully established fact that the Indian intelligence agency RAW fomented secessionist terrorism and sponsored Mukti Bahani while politicians in its pay whipped up war hysteria among the Bengali people. Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rehman’s daughter admitted her father had started his separatist campaign in 1969, a full 2 years before the alleged “atrocities” of the Pakistani army, which we have been told were the reason why East Pakistan broke away. This is now known as the Agartala Conspiracy. Moreover, our history books make no mention of Crusader-100, which Jessica Fox writes about in great detail here: http://www.free-press-release.com/news-raw-trained-crusader-100-in-action-in-bangladesh-1335098104.html
Indian General Manekshaw wrote a book in which he admitted to recruiting 80,000 Hindus to create Mukti Bahini and this group’s terrorists (whom he trained) later dressed themselves up in Pakistani army uniforms and killed, raped and pillaged large numbers of civilians in East Pakistan. They also carried out acts of sabotage against the civil and military government of Pakistan while dressed in civilian clothing. Also in the book “Blood and Tears” by Qutubuddin Aziz describes in great detail that it was Mukti Bahini that committed large scale massacres of innocent civilians during the war, a lot of the times they did this while dressed up as Pakistani soldiers. Another book entitled “RAW and Bangladesh” written by a Mukti Bahini terrorist-turned-journalist named Zainal Abedin is a huge eye-opener that reveals the true face of the Bengali separatists and shows the Indian hand behind the atrocities committed in East Pakistan that were blamed on the Pakistani army. In this book Zainal Abedin also says India, under the guise of giving Benalis freedom, turned them into a colony and vassal.
Also look at this excerpt from the Book “Genesis of Indigenous Chakma Buddhists and Their Pulverization Worldwide” by S. P. Talukdar which documents the atrocities of Mukti Bahini against the Buddhists of East Pakistan’s Chittagong Hill Tracts, even though they never fought for Pakistan in the 1971 war. – http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=eDCu52UwBP0C&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=Mukti+Bahani+dressed+as+Pakistani+soldiers&source=bl&ots=Cg_OKvocrd&sig=tp1ZX94JeM3gmVKC5_XrSGeJoHI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tyIlUM2wJ4aB4gTYnYGwDw&ved=0CFYQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=Mukti%20Bahani%20dressed%20as%20Pakistani%20soldiers&f=false
Sarmila Bose has written a very good account of 1971 called “Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War” published by C. Hurst and Co. and Columbia University Press. She has been subjected to howling denunciation from the vanguards of politically correct history in Bangladesh, India and elsewhere, but the evidence upon which she wrote her book have not been refuted by her detractors. Read more about her book here: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/05/20115983958114219.html
Here’s the truth about the Jessore massacre: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060319/asp/look/story_5969733.asp. That massacre was definitely NOT committed by the Pakistani army. The dead men were non-Bengali residents of Jessore, butchered in broad daylight by Bengali nationalist terrorists, reports Sarmila Bose. This is an on-going theme of 1971… the massacres claimed to have been committed by the Pakistani armed forces were in fact carried out by Mukti Bahini then covered up by both Bangladesh and India.
Pakistan is accused of committing a genocide and killing 3 million people in East Pakistan. That means the Pakistan Army was killing Bengalis at a rate of over 17,000 per day, about the same rate as Auschwitz. –> This, at the hands of a military that was fighting a war against a foreign power from the front and secessionist terrorists from the back, all with a hand tied behind its back as the majority of its war assets were based a thousand miles away in West Pakistan. There are certain hallmarks without which no genocide can possibly take place. Those hallmarks include:
1) mass graves; not a single one has ever been found in Bangladesh, even 41 years after that war ended.
2) concentration camps; even the Bengalis never claimed any ever existed.
3) mass dehumanization of the target group; the Nazis called the Jews vermin, the Hutus called the Tutsis cockroaches. The Bengalis were generally looked down on by other Pakistanis but there was no such dehumanization that is an essential condition for genocide.
4) systematic, coordinated execution of killings; as mentioned earlier, Pakistan’s military assets were all based in the Western wing and was fighting with insufficient supplies against the combined forces of India and heavile armed and militarily trained terrorist guerrillas. Moreover, the entire operation was a logistical and technical nightmare in the middle of a vast piece of territory full of marshy terrain completely unsuited for mass-scale genocidal military operations.
Moreover, not a single UN report claims anywhere close to 3 million being killed. To this day not a single Pakistani military officer or soldier has ever been accused of war crimes or tried by any international court for 1971 war-related crimes. Not a single western nation has ever denied a visa to any Pakistani official or soldier on human rights grounds like Canada did with India regarding Kashmir and Gujarat. To think that a military low on ammunition, supplies, and morale could organize killings at the scale of the Nazis who had a detailed plan of mass murder is absurd. Also the allegations of 300,000 rapes means that every Pakistani soldier raped 5 women, another absurd claim. There may have been rapes and killings of civilians (both by the Pakistan Army and the Mukti Bahani of course), but to throw out such absurd numbers is so shoddy and insane the anti-Pakistan forces weaken their own case by making such preposterous claims. Particularly since the claim of 3,000,000 came from Sheikh Mujibar Rehman, as he was flying back to Bangladesh, after the war, and after spending the majority of time in West Pakistan. How could he know the number of civilian casualties or rapes when he had no contact or accurate information from the ground? Civilian casualties and rapes may have occurred, of course, but to just make arbitrary numbers for political reasons is the heighe of intellectual honestly.
Another Indian myth is that Hindus and non-Muslims were “wiped out” in the war. Were Hindus targeted by Razakars, local militia groups armed by Pakistan and some Pakistani units, of course, but the idea that this resulted in some mass exodus of Hindus and non-Muslims is a lie. Also a lie is the idea that Bengali Muslims and Hindus live in harmony and Pakistanis ruined it during the war. If you want proof, you should read the book “Bangladesh and Pakistan” by William B. Milam, in which he addresses this issue quite strongly. He even offers statistics; in 1947, 23% percent of East Pakistan was Hindu. In 1974, it was 14% percent, as of 2002 it is now only 9% percent. Hindus have been continuously leaving Bangladesh since independence because of the violence they face and more commonality with people across the border in India. The so called eradication of Hindus and non-Muslims again is a major hyperbole and a lie.
Moreover, we must never forget the Soviet hand in the breakup of Pakistan in 1971. The following Youtube video is an almost 30-year-old interview; the USSR’s actions were NOT mere conspiracy theories. This interview took place back in 1985 with a former KGB agent who was trained in subversion techniques. He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way those in power want them to. It’s shocking because our nation has been transformed in the exact same way, and followed the exact same steps: http://youtu.be/A-ZQbJHagx4
Here are the Top 10 Worst Genocides In History; there is no mention of Pakistan in this list:
Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50)
Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945)
12,000,000 (concentration camps and civilians deliberately killed in WWII plus 3 million Russian POWs left to die)
Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886-1908)
Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39)
6,000,000 (the gulags plus the purges plus Ukraine’s famine)
Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44)
5,000,000 (civilians in WWII)
Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79)
Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94)
1.6 million (purges and concentration camps)
Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78)
Yakubu Gowon (Biafra, 1967-1970)
Leonid Brezhnev (Afghanistan, 1979-1982)
Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994)