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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party and published in Septembershed revealing light on the genesis of the East Pakistan crisis, the secessionist ambitions of the Awami League’s leadership. She wrote of it in the New York Times of May 2, Tesrs writing and publishing this book, I am not motivated by any revanchist obsession or a wish to condemn my erstwhile Bengali compatriots as a nation.

This was obviously with the intention of eliminating evidence and witnesses of anc crimes.

After the March 3 nocturnal baptism of fire, the rebels felt emboldened to attack other non-Bengali habitations in the city. The next morning I took him to a local hospital. They tied up my son-in-law and my daughter with ropes and they forced her to watch as they slit the throat of her husband and ripped his stomach open in the style of butchers.

Thus the law and order machinery in Chittagong was totally paralysed. What makes Biblio different? I begged them in the name of God to spare him 35 Blood and Tears by Qutubuddin Aziz as I could not even walk and my children were too small.

At school, I studied through the medium of Bengali language. The reason was the federal Government’s anxiety to prevent retributive reprisals against the Bengali populace in West Pakistan. It was July A large hole in the dormitory showed where the Army used rockets to flush out those they say rejected an offer to give themselves up.

Blood and tears

The operational headquarter of the rebels was located at the East Bengal Regimental Centre in Chittagong and the principal human abattoir was housed in the main town office of the Awami League.


They said our Bengali captors were planning our murder in the building and we were saved in the nick of time. Grief in Brahmanbaria Rebels wipe out Bihari women and children herded in dingy jail — carnage of non-Bengalis — hatchetmen escape to India — Sunday Times of London reports Brahmanbaria massacre of non-Bengalis.

The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. After the federal troops routed the rebels on March 26, I did my best to trace her but we could not locate her. The Awami League militants had gained control over the telecommunications network in East Pakistan during the first few days of their uprising and they showed meticulous care in excising even the haziest mention of the massacre of non-Bengalis in press and private telegrams to West Pakistan and overseas world.

Fall of East Pakistan. My daughter also resisted the attackers but they were far too many and they were well-armed.

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Is’nt this strange that while Supreme Court refuses to form commission to probe suicide of Akbar Bugti, it forms the commission to p In this period of hell and fire, many more thousands of non- Bengalis were butchered en masse. Shah Imam, 30, who was engaged in business in Dacca and who lived in the Bikrampur locality, testified: The killer gang asked us to utter a few sentences in Bengali which we did.

She asked her captors to allow her to dig a small grave and bury the child. Petrol bombs and other hand-made bombs, manufactured from chemicals stolen from the Science laboratories of educational institutions in the past few weeks, exploded at some places. They also burnt my hut and killed my son, who, in spite of his young age, tried to resist the attackers.

Secession from the Pakistani nationhood was undoubtedly their camouflaged goal, On March 1,within an hour of General Yahya Khan’s forenoon announcement of the temporary postponement of the March 3 session of the Constitution-framing National Assembly, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman fired the first broadside of revolt against the federal government.


Tsars was a courageous young man and he resisted the attackers. Some shops, owned by non-Bengalis in Narayanganj, were looted by riotous mobs on that day”.

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The populous Wireless Colony and Ferozeshah Colony bore the brunt of the rebel attack. But strangely their newspapers and news agencies reported barely a word or two about the spiralling pogrom against the non-Bengalis all over East Pakistan.

The eye-witnesses, whose testimonies or interviews azis contained in this book in abridged form have been chosen from a universe 11 Blood and Tears by Qutubuddin Aziz of more than 5, repatriated non-Bengali families.

They gave her no clues to the whereabouts of his dead body. The male members of their families had been liquidated by the Mukti Bahini in human abattoirs.

After the federal troops routed the rebels, I tried to locate the dead bodies of my murdered relatives and visited the scene of the slaughter but there was no trace of them although there were bloodstains at many places along the bank ” Shah Imam was repatriated to Karachi in March In a bid to give his June 13 article the veneer of objectivity, Mascarenhas made this cursory reference to the slaughter of the non- Bengalis by the Bengali rebels: Nothing quite whets the appetite for rare and collectible books like old and vintage cookbooks.

A very intelligent woman, she raced to Mohammedpur where she told the Red Cross Officials about the plight of the Bihari captive women and children.