পাতা:বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্র (ত্রয়োদশ খণ্ড).pdf/৯৫৩

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925 ংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ দলিলপত্রঃ ত্রয়োদশ খন্ড commitment to peace and a determination not to initiative hostilities, the situation has continued to deteriorate until now regular forces are engaged at various points. It is time all of us heeded the Secretary-General's call. It is time both countries accepted an immediate cease-fire and agreed on immediate steps to withdraw their forces from foreign territory. It is time the Government of India joined the Government of Pakistan in heeding the Secretary-General's offer of his good offices to assist in the process of reconciliation that must then begin. We have all seen too much of war. We have all seen and heard too much of a reason to force to resolve the problems that divide us. The time is past when any of us could justifiably resort to war to bring about change in a neighboring country that might better suit our national interests as we see them. All of us know-certainly the leaders of India and Pakistan know-that the human needs of our people are not met through the terrible cost of war. Let us then all, and quickly, agree that a cease-fire in this tragic hour is essential and that a withdrawal of forces from foreign territories must take place without delay so that progress can be made in building the conditions in East Pakistan political, economic and social-in which the refugees will return and in which peace can be ensured. The United States is prepared to support appropriate and effective measures by the Council to bring about a cessation of hostilities and a withdrawal of forces so that conditions may be created for progress towards a political solution conducive to a lasting peace in the area. In an effort to end the bloodshed, to save lives, to reduce the untold suffering, we are introducing a draft resolution which, if promptly enacted, offers the world a chance to escape another ghastly war. On behalf of my Government, I have the honor to submit this draft resolution which, in our view, meets the requirements of the situation before us. I should like very briefly to read it. THE SECURITY COUNCIL, HAVING HEARD the statements of the Representatives of India and Pakistan, CONVINCED that hostilities along the India-Pakistan border constitute an immediate threat to international peace and security, 1. Calls upon the Governments of India and Pakistan to take all steps required for an immediate cessation of hostilities; 2. Calls for an immediate withdrawal of armed personnel present on the territory of the other to their own sides of the India-Pakistan borders; 3. Authorizes the Secretary-General, at the request of the Government of India or Pakistan, to place observers along the India-Pakistan borders to report on the implementation of the cease-fire and troop withdrawals, drawing as necessary on UNMOGIP personnel;