Fall of Dhaka, the True Indian Face

Dec 30th, 2015 | Category: Kashmir News

By Tariq Rizwan

 

 

India is a worst case of conflict diplomacy and expansionist policy ever since its independence in 1947. Her relations with the neighbors; Pakistan, Siri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and China has remained strained and lacked confidence. The victory of Narendra Modi led BJP has further put the plight of minorities in India at stake. RSS is beyond control which has unveiled the true face of so called largest democracy of the world. It is an open fact that India was behind Bangladesh’s creation in 1971. The creation of Bangladesh is one of the most sensitive and tragic chapters in the history of Pakistan. While the trauma of partition may now be behind us, stories of 1971 still raise hackles among anyone who lived through that era.

December 16, marks the black day of Pakistani history as we lost our eastern wing on this day. No Pakistani can ever forget it when East Pakistan got removed from world map and Bangladesh emerged as a new state. There is a lot still unknown and untold about this saddening tragedy that people should know here are few hidden facts about the “Fall of Dhaka”. The first democratic elections in the history of Pakistan took place in December 1970, in which Sheikh Mujjib’s party Awami Leaque won majority seats of 167 in East against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples’ Party 88 seats in West. Awami leaque won not a single seat from West Pakistan and PPP met the same fate in East wing.

On 23rd March Yahiya refused to appoint Mujjib the future Prime Minister rather called all the political leaders on a meeting in Dhaka which was opposed by Sheikh Mujjib. The later insisted to form the government without any negotiations which erupted serious political crisis in the country.

Taking advantage of the prevailing political cracks between the two major political parties, India sparked the worst kind of conspiracy in Eastern Part, followed by military interference, forcing Pakistan’s Army contingents to surrender. The local insurgents were pitched with Pakistani troops resulted in massive killings across Bangladesh. The new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently admitted his country’s role in the breakup of Pakistan his visit to Bangladesh. In reaction, Islamabad called upon the international community to take note of Modi’s admission. In a speech at Dhaka University on 9 June, 2015, Modi not only publicly admitted his country’s role in the fall of Dhaka, then capital of Pakistan’s eastern wing, but also accused Islamabad of spreading terrorism in India. In reaction to Modi’s statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson, Qazi Khalilullah, in a statement, said that “it is regrettable that Indian politicians not only indulge in actions that are in violation of the UN Charter but also take pride in recalling their interference in the internal affairs of other states”. Moreover, it has confirmed Pakistan’s stance on India’s negative role against a sovereign neighbour.

India has a long history of conspiring against her neigbours and religious prejudice against minorities. Hindus give credit to Indira Gandhi who in the late 1970s gave RAW a new role to suit her ‘Indira Doctrine’ specifically asking it to undertake covert operations in neighboring countries, especially Pakistan which comprises majority of Muslims. RAW was given a green signal to mobilize all its resources by exploiting political turmoil in East Pakistan in 1971 which this agency had created through its agents who provided Bengalis with arms and ammunition for conducting guerrilla acts against Pakistan.

In East Pakistan, RAW unleashed a well-organized plan of psychological warfare, polarization among the armed forces, exploiting the linguistic, political and economic disputes, religious sects of East and West Pakistan and controlled media with the aim to malign West Pakistan in Eastern Part of the country. Sheikh Mujjib was already in connivance with India for separation of East Pakistan. Ashoka Raina in his book, ‘Inside RAW: unveils its nefarious aims and objectives. He writes that “Indian intelligence agencies were involved in erstwhile East Pakistan, its operatives were in touch with Sheikh Mujib as the possible ‘Father’ of a new nation-Bangladesh, who went to Agartala in 1965”. The famous Agartala case was unearthed in 1967. In fact, the basic purpose of raising RAW in 1968 was to organize a covert operation in Bangladesh. “Indian army officers and RAW officials used Bengali refugees to set up Mukti Bahini. Using this outfit as a cover, Indian military sneaked deep into East Pakistan…the story of Mukti Bahini and RAW’s role in its creation and training is now well-known.”

His six points created prejudice among Bengali people especially against West Pakistan. The famous slogan, during his addresses and rallies was, “Punjabi dogs go back.” It was due to Mujib’s instigation that besides Punjabis, Bengalis also tortured and killed Biharis, Pashtoons and Balochis, while their women were raped. A well-known Bengali journalist Sarmila Bose authored a book, “Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War” after thorough investigation. Her book was published in 2011. While countering exaggeration of the Indian and Bengali Journalists, Bose argues that the number of Bengalis killed in 1971 was not three million, but around 50,000, while Bengalis were equally involved in the bloodshed of non-Bengalis.

India played a negative role in the fall of Dhaka, which culminated in dismemberment of Pakistan. Today, RAW is active again in Balochistan, KPK and our Tribal Belt, giving finances, logistics and weapons to the militants to fight against our Armed Forces but in vain. Pakistan’ s Armed Forces have been able to flush out all the Indian and NDS sponsored groups and portray Pakistan as a moderate and peaceful country in the region. Pakistan has gained tremendous geo strategic importance in the region. Pakistan may play a significant role in the uplift of Asia specially South Asia on modern lines like US and Europe. All the regional and extra regional powers have realized it as witnessed by CPEC and Russia-China network agreements to link to the warm water via Pakistan. India and Iran have no other options but to admit the fact and extend sincere hand of friendship to Pakistan.

The writer is a freelance journalist based in London.

 

 

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