Posts Tagged ‘ pakistan ’

Should Pakistan Apologize for 1971? | Q&A

By M.A.
Dec 2012

During a six-hour visit to Dhaka, where Hina Rabbani Khar was planning on inviting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the D-8 summit scheduled to start in Islamabad today (December 22 2012), her Bangladesh counterpart, Dipu Moni, decided to make a request that Pakistan is becoming all too familiar with. Apologize for the 1971 war...
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The Hamood-ur-Rehman Commission Report | A Review

By M.A.
Dec 2012

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 circumstances in which the Commander, Eastern command, surrendered”, “laid down their arms” and ordered “a ceasefire”. Of the 12 copies submitted by Hamood-ur-Rehman, all but one was destroyed....
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Part III: Two Wings Without A Body

Dec 2012
March 15, 1971. Unarmed rickshaw pullers. West Pakistani soliders massacre East Pakistanis (Bangladeshis).

This is the third of a multi-part series “Waiting for a Real Reckoning on 1971″ by Naeem Mohaiemen. Part I | Part II Partition resulted in the creation of two Pakistans, and from the beginning relationships between the two wings were strained and distant. At many key junctures after 1947, the attitude of the...
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Recalling 1971 | Multimedia

By M.T.
Dec 2012

NBC News report from 1/7/1972 that shows video of Pakistani soldiers executing students, professors and workers at Dhaka University on March 26, 1971 CBS News report from 2/2/1972 shows evidence of mass graves and widespread killing in Khulna. Approximately 100,000 people were killed in Khulna. NBC News reports on 2/20/1972 on genocidal rapes of...
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Lives in Brief | @dronestream

By M.T.
Dec 2012

This is a live project by Josh Begley. The Twitter stream below is continually being updated. Josh Begley, maker of the drone app that Apple rejected, has been tweeting every American drone strike since 2002  on Twitter @dronestream. The project, which began on Dec 11th and was supposed to last only 10 minutes, is now...
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Part II: Fluctuating witnesses

Dec 2012

This is the second of a multi-part series “Waiting for a Real Reckoning on 1971” by Naeem Mohaiemen. The first segment is here. In 1993, I began an oral history project on the war through the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Although oral history work on 1971 was still relatively new at that time, an...
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Part I: Waiting for a Real Reckoning on 1971

Dec 2012

I remained in the (insane asylum) for six months in 1973. What drove me mad? Well, I felt the collective guilt of the Army action which at worst should have stopped by late April 1971. —Colonel Nadir Ali, Pakistan Army, “A Khaki Dissident on 1971,” Viewpoint, December 17, 2010 Our fathers committed a deadly mistake,...
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