11 () বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খন্ড শিরোনাম সূত্র তারিখ বাংলাদেশে নির্যাতন বন্ধের দাবীতে লর্ড সভার বাংলাদেশ ডকুমেন্টস ৪ এপ্রিল, ১৯৭১ সদস্য লর্ড ফেনার ব্রকওয়ের ভাষণ SPEECH MADE BY LORD FENNER BROCKWAY, MEMBER OF HOUSE OF LORDS, U.K., ATA PUBLIC MEETING ON APRIL 4, 1971. Lord Fenner Brockway, Member of the House of Lords and the guiding spirit behind the British Movement for colonial Freedom, said that he had spent- his childhood in Bengal and that was why he had always identified himself as a friend of Bengal. Going into the history of the creation of Pakistan, he said that it was perhaps never the intention of the British to have East Bengal ruled "autocratically" from West Pakistan. He demanded an immediate ending of terrible human disaster in East Bengal. The following demands were made by him: (a) Immediate dispatch of effective relief to the sufferers in East Bengal. (b) Release of all political prisoners. (c) Pakistan Army should be ordered to stop firing and withdraw from East Bengal. (d) National Assembly should be convened immediately to allow the representatives of the people to decide freely the future of the people. (e) He called for urgent U. N. intervention justifying that the situation in East Bengal was a threat to international peace. (f) He affirmed that Pakistan had required the ideals of freedom enshrined in the Singapore Declaration adopted at the Commonwealth Conference held in January, 1971, and demanded of the senior Commonwealth Governments like Britain, India or Canada that they should urge the Commonwealth through its Secretariat to send a fact-finding mission to East Bengal. Lord Brockway strongly urged that India's proposal for a Security Council Meeting on the situation in East Bengal should be supported. Martin Adeney, correspondent of the Guardian, who was in Dacca on March 25, gave a grim account of what he saw. Peter Shore M.P. (Labor) and a former Minister in Labor Government, strongly repudiated the argument that the brutal armed suppression of democracy in East Bengal was an internal matter of Pakistan and urged the British Government to sit up and take notice of the happenings there. He appealed to the British Government to bring pressure to bear on President Yahya Khan to stop bloodshed in East Bengal. He demanded that the future of East Bengal should be decided by the people themselves and not by the army of West Pakistan. He disclosed that the British Labor Party shall put all pressure at its command on the Government to take a positive step on the East Bengal situation during the Commons debate on April 5.