Crisis in East Pakistan: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs...92-1, May 11 and 25, 1971

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Стр. 13 - ... (a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture ; (b) taking of hostages ; (c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment ; (d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.
Стр. 13 - Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.
Стр. 13 - The application of the preceding provisions shall not affect the legal status of the Parties to the conflict.
Стр. 13 - In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each Party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, as a minimum, the following provisions: (1) Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat...
Стр. 13 - The High Contracting Parties undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances.
Стр. 13 - The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for. An impartial humanitarian body, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, may offer its services to the Parties to the conflict.
Стр. 36 - Based on interviews I conducted with a cross-section of the refugees, I now believe that a calculated attempt to crush the intellectual life of the Bengali community occurred because of mass killings of professors, students, and everyone of any distinction by the army. This, in my judgment, gives credence to the charge of genocide".
Стр. 36 - East to again return to its normal place in a united Pakistan. Two simple facts speak powerfully against that argument: First, the sheer number of refugees is irrefutable evidence of the brutal policies pursued by the Government of Pakistan to crush the people who won the election; and second, the sharp increase in Hindu refugees in the past weeks shows the undertaking of a "Holy War.
Стр. 2 - Although reports from East Pakistan suggest that violence has subsided considerably, reports also indicate that feelings are tense between the people and the army of the central government. In fact official reports to our Government suggest- that the great bulk of the population is alienated, perhaps forever.
Стр. 44 - ... created cholera. And now that dreaded disease is spreading even to the native Indian population living near the refugee camps. Quite understandably, but very horribly, Indian natives are becoming fearful of the refugees. I refer to a report in the Washington Star of June 8, 1971. It says, in part: " India's West Bengal State is short of police because so many are guarding the rivers to keep the bodies of cholera victims from being thrown in.

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