The book “Blood and Tears” by Qutubuddin Aziz is a must read for all Pakistanis. Urdu” So ‘we ‘were knO”W’D as BillariS’~ A.t schcol, I studied through, the. Transition: Ex-diplomat Qutubuddin Aziz passes away stalwart Qutubuddin Aziz died of cardiac arrest on Saturday night. stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh I found his book Blood and Tears. It was the only account I could find on the suffering of the Urdu-speaking (Biharis) in East Pakistan Blood and Tears by Qutubuddin Aziz – Why did we lose East Pakistan? . I heard the screams of an Urdu-speaking girl who was being.
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Lack of balance of policies for then West and East Pakistan, flawed socio-economic strategies, geographical distance between both the areas, and language controversy in Bangladesh imposing Urdu as a national language were all major contributing factors in the eventual dismemberment of now Dacca.
They launched an effective Bengali language movement in to counter this decision, which reached qutubuddkn climax on 21st Februarywhen several people were killed by police.
The fall of Dacca | Pakistan Today
The movement ended after recognition of Bengali as one of the state languages of Pakistan. This movement succeeded in mobilising mass support throughout the South Asian Studies 25 1 province. Bengali language activists and the progressive political forces remained vigilant against anti-Bengali political elite of the central government and pro-Urdu provincial hy. It was maintained in the Report that the defeat suffered was not a result of scanty military factors alone, but had been brought about as the cumulative result of political developments that took place between and Khan, December 6, boood Firstly, the genuine grievances of the East Pakistanis were exploited by India in deepening the wounds and spreading rancor and acrimony.
The fall of Dacca
Hali December 3, Pakistan Today. Visiting briefly the genocide, facts are well detailed in a book Blood and Tears Published by historian Qutubuddin Aziz.
It details eye witness accounts of atrocities on non-Bengalis and pro Pakistan Bengalis by Awami League militants and other rebels uddu 55 towns of then East Bloov between March-April with photographs. India took advantage of the growing differences between the two units. Borrowing research from a treatise by Lt.
My Op-Ed December 17, By then Phase 1 of the operation was already complete. Phase II saw the Indian forces urxu for the independence urud Bangladesh. In order to present a clear synopsis of the events that bought RAW into the Bangladesh Ops, one must review the intelligence activities that started soon after the formation in A meeting convened in Agartala during between the IB Foreign Desk operatives and the Mujib faction, gave some clear indications of what was to follow. The atrocities inflicted upon the Biharis by Mukti Bahini often in the name of Pakistan Army is a matter of record.
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Today, we look back on this sad part of the history conveniently ignoring one important leaf of history. One must pay tribute to renowned poet Jamiluddin Aali who had stood strong and helped in resettling those who migrated to Pakistan after this tragedy.
This qutubuddun an issue not being recognised as an issue. Neither by the successive governments of Pakistan nor by the so-called liberals willing to hold millions of Afghans to their bosoms, who have come here under clear agreement to return to their homeland, yet ignores the plight of those rejected by both nations.
Surprisingly, the article says not a word about the dislike and mistreatment of Bengalese by Ayub Khan and of the Urdu-speaking people who formed bulk of the civil service in early days which forced Bengalese to go their separate ways instead of staying with Pakistan for which they had opted of their own free will, and which means that they did not start with bad feelings for West Pakistanis.
The writer refers to language problem, which was later settled, but says not a word about the problem of country’s capital.
BLOOD AND TEARS
With majority population, Bengalese wanted the capital to be in East Pakistan. However, as a mark of respect for Quaid-e-Azam, they agreed to Karachi as the capital. And when Ayub talked of changing the capital, Bengalese against wanted it to be in East Pakistan. Instead, Ayub Khan took it near to his village and would settle for nothing short of an artchitect-designed brand new capital built at a cost.
Zia did to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, it is simply inconceivable that military government government led by Gen. Yahya could be forced to bow down to the wishes of Pakistan politicians led by ZAB. Also, If it was just the fear of being ruled by East Pakistani leaders, the West Pakistani leaders could agree to Sheikh Mujib’s suggestion of a confederation. There was simply reason to enact this great tragedy.
Callousness of successive Paksitani governments can also be judged by the fact that they just abandoned the Pakistanis in former East Pakistan, thus forcing them to live in sub-human conditions in Bangledeshi camps. And mind you, there have been separatist qutubudddin in present-day Pakistan as well, and the situation in the country is still far from settled. A look at history Azoz of balance of policies for then West and East Pakistan, flawed socio-economic strategies, geographical distance between both the areas, and language controversy in Bangladesh imposing Urdu as a national language were all major contributing factors in the eventual dismemberment of now Dacca.
One Comment; Surprisingly, the article says not a word about the dislike and mistreatment of Bengalese by Ayub Khan and of the Urdu-speaking people who formed bulk of the civil service in early days which forced Bengalese to go their separate ways instead of staying with Pakistan for which they had opted of their own free will, and which means that they did not start with bad feelings for West Pakistanis.