বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খণ্ড
relief in natural and man-made disasters, to save life, furnish essential medical supplies and if necessary take control of the situation until longer term measures can be brought into effect. In proposing the establishment of this Commission, H.M. Government should pledge full British participation and financial support." June 8, 1971
STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON PAKISTAN
Conference expresses its honor and concern at the terrible human tragedy now taking place in Bengal. It believes that the Pakistan Government must take full responsibility for the terrible suffering endured by the people of East Bengal and Conference condemns the Government of Pakistan for its totally unjustified use of military force against the people and democratically elected leaders of East Bengal.
Conference expresses its grave concern at the totally inadequate response of the World Community to the vast refugee problem. The Government of India has carried a disproportionate share of this burden and Conference urges the establishment of a United Nations Disaster Relief Agency to take full responsibility for refugee aid. Conference urges the British Government to pledge full support for such an agency and meantime to substantially increase its bilateral aid to India to enable the Indian Government to cope with the urgent and immediate problems of relief.
Without a satisfactory political solution long-term aid to Pakistan would mean subsidizing a discredited military regime. Conference, therefore urges all countries and in particular the members of the Pakistan Aid Consortium to with-hold all but urgent humanitarian aid until a satisfactory political solution has been agreed to by the people of East Bengal.
Conference believes that a political solution can only be reached after:
(1) Military repression in East Bengal has ceased;
(2) The political leaders of East Bengal and in particular Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, have been released.
Any political solution should be negotiated with the democratically elected leaders of East Bengal and be acceptable to the people of the region.
Threat to Peace
Conference believes that the present situation on the Indian sub-continent constitutes a threat to World Peace. The United Nations should, therefore, involve itself directly in working for a political solution which is in accordance with the will of the people of East Bengal. Conference urges the British Government to raise this matter at the current session of the United Nations.