Crisis in East Pakistan: Hearings, Ninety-second Congress, First Session. May 11 and 25, 1971

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Стр. 13 - ... 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, color, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria. To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the abovementioned persons: a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment, and torture;...
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 by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause...
Стр. 13 - ... 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. 5 - I cannot believe that governments stand paralyzed in the face of great tragedy. The situation must not be ignored. At stake are human lives — innocent lives — Pakistani lives — thousands, even millions of lives — whose destruction will burden the conscience of all mankind unless something is done to save them. Mr. Chairman, that concludes my statement, summarizing some of the thoughts that I have on this situation. I am extremely hopeful — as we look at the problem in India and Pakistan,...
Стр. 13 - The High Contracting Parties undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances.
Стр. 38 - Speaker, the response of the Indian Government to the crisis created by the actions of the Government of Pakistan has been magnificent. They have demonstrated almost unbelievable restraint in view of the provocative effects of the army's brutal sweep and they have shown inspiring compassion to the refugees. If it can ever be said that any government is truly moral and humanitarian, the Government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has earned that distinction in the weeks since the first refugee crossed...
Стр. 40 - Contrary to bland assurances which continue to emanate from West Pakistani spokesmen, the situation is unquestionably desperate and will require a large-scale international relief effort if a tragedy of major proportions is to be averted.
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.
Стр. 3 - Food reserves — except that confiscated by the army — are very low. The tragedy, finally, has now spilled over into India, which so far has found it necessary to give asylum to nearly 2,000,000 refugees — of whom at least 526,000 are in camps. The recent daily influx into India has reportedly been some 50,000. The...

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