বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খণ্ড
|বাংলাদেশের ঘটনাবলীর ওপর তিনজন এমপি'র বক্তব্য||মান্থলী কনটেম্পারারী ও হিন্দুস্তান টাইমস||৫ ও ৬ আগষ্ট, ১৯৭১|
Lord Fenner Brockway, London., August 6.
From a political view point the military intervention in the province (East Bengal), was the most ruthless denial of democracy since Hitler. It is a cause of shame that the richer nations of the world did not act earlier and do more to meet the human suffering. Tragedy in East Bengal is the greatest in suffering since Bomb fell on Hiroshima.
Mr. Reginald Prentice, Labor M.P., London, August 5.
Britain and other countries should make new pledges to help India cope with over seven million refugees from East Bengal. This is necessary both on humanitarian grounds and to prevent a possible military solution. The sheer size and scale of this tragedy is something difficult to envisage. Having seen something it at first hand, I can say that I have never known anything so terrible and I hope that I never have experience like it again.
Mukti Fouj guerillas in the area are having growing success, getting recruits from among the refugees. I think bulk of the population is on their side. The Pakistan situation is a threat to peace that can have the most appalling consequences for the whole of mankind.
Mr. Donald Chesworth, Labor M.P., New Delhi, August 6.
(in an interview with Shri Prithvis Chakravarty & reported in “The Hindustan Times" of August 7).
A sovereign, independent Bangladesh is inevitable. Pakistan military leaders showed no signs of any understanding of the problems they are up against. Army atrocities had only one result; they helped the guerillas to develop an unshakable determination to fight, the morale of Mukti Fouz fighters is very high: I think the level of the Mukti Fouj operations is higher and more effective that what I had seen in Algerian guerilla war against the French. The Pakistan army's capacity for repairing damages inflicted by the guerillas is much lower than that of the French army in Algeria. The utter dislocation of the railway system produces a glaring example,
The prospects of a political compromise between the Islamabad military junta and the Bangladesh leaders, are long past. The brutalities which still continue have only hardened the determination of the people of Bangladesh to free themselves from the West Pakistan shackles.
I do not quite see how Pakistan leaders hope to get any particular advantage out of war with India. World opinions, I believe, will not accept any Pakistani attempt to justify an over military action against India on the plea that India helped Mukti Fauj. Anyone can see that Mukti Fauj operations are taking place well inside Bangladesh.