365 ংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খন্ড শিরোনাম ਸ੍ਰੋਧ তারিখ বাংলাদেশের ঘটনায় শোকাভিভূত সিনেটের কার্যবিবরণী ২০ জুলাই, ১৯৭১ ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে কতিপয় অধ্যাপকের পত্র July 20, 1971 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD-SENATE S 11611 TRAGEDY IN PAKISTAN Mr. CRANSTON. Mr. President, the tragedy in Pakistan worsens each day. Millions of people are homeless and hungry as a result of the unfortunate warfare that has erupted between East and West Pakistan. Several Americans who have worked and lived in Pakistan inform me that the best way to end this situation is to make certain that our aid is funneled to that nation in a fair and equitable manner for the benefit of all those in need. To that end. I have cosponsored amendment No. 159, submitted by the Senator from Ohio (Mr. SAXBE) and the Senator from Idaho (Mr. CHURCH). I ask unanimous consent to have printed in the record a letter to the editor of the Los, Angeles Times concerning the situation in Pakistan. The letter was written by a group of Asian studies scholars on the faculty of UCLA. It deserves our full attention. University of California. Los Angeles, Calif., May 17, 1971. The Editor, Los Angeles Times. DEAR SIR: We, the under signed scholars of Asian Studies on the faculty of UCLA write to express our profound sense of anguish and shock at the news we have read and personally received of the brutal and protracted massacres of Bengali civilians by West Pakistan's armed forces since March 25, 1971. From every creditable report we have seen it appears that General Yahya Khan's Army directed the full strength of its fire power at such bastions of "resistance" to his military dictatorship as the unarmed camp of Dacca University, where no less than five department chairman were murdered, together with as yet unaccounted numbers of their research assistants, students, staff, and families. Unless or until West Pakistan's regime permits the Red Cross or the United Nations, or some other impartial international agency, to send its representatives to the now ravaged region of East Pakistan (which the overwhelming majority of the Bengali-speaking populace now prefer to call the "Country of Bengal," Bangladesh it will be impossible accurately to assess the dimensions of this South Asian massacre. From what we already know, however, it seems painfully clear that whatever the precise total in Bengali dead, wounded, and terrorized may be, a new record in martial fire power mortality may possibly have been set by West Pakistan's forces during the past six weeks.