658 ংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খন্ড শিরোনাম সূত্র তারিখ প্যারিসে অনুষ্ঠিত উনষাটতম আন্তঃ পার্লামেন্টারী সম্মেলনের | ৩-১০ সেপ্টেম্বর, আন্তঃ পালামেন্টারী সম্মেলনের কার্যবিবরণী কার্যবিবরণী ఫి 8 59" Inter-Parliamentary Conference Paris-September. 1971. Excerpts from Summary Record No.2 Opening Session Friday, September 3, Morning. VOTE ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION The President of the Conference said that the Indian Group had requested the acceptance of a supplementary item on the subject of Bangladesh. He pointed out that acceptance of such a request required a two-thirds majority by the Conference. Mr. G.S. Dhillon (India), proposing the supplementary item, explained that East and West Pakistan were separated by more than 1.100 miles and that there were cultural, racial and language differences between the two parts of the country. Since partition in 1947. there had been differences of opinion between the people of East Pakistan on a many issues. Indeed, a few years ago there had been a struggle over language because the people of East Pakistan had not wished to adopt the language of West Pakistan. About 56 percent of the country’s total population lived in East Pakistan. Following several years of military rule, elections had been held to the National and Provincial assemblies. In East Pakistan, 167 out of 169 seats in the National Assembly had been won by the Awami League Party, while in the Provincial Assembly of East Pakistan, 288 of the 300 scats had been won by the Awami League. Before Parliament could be summoned in March, the President of Pakistan had moved troops into East Pakistan and suspended the Assembly. In the military operations over half a million people were killed, and refugees lied across the border into India in terror at a rate of 50,000 a week until at present 8.5 million refugees were Hiving in refugee camps in India. In some States, the number of refugees exceeded the number of the local population. First, this was a humanitarian problem and it had been estimated that India would need at least 600 million dollars to cope with it for six months. She had been able so far to get only 150 million dollars from International Organizations and other sources. He urged delegates to recognize that this was a world problem and that India alone, could not solve it. No country could carry such a heavy burden without serious disruption to its economy.