Originally Posted by Armstrong
@ How to answer these historical questions ? Here now in this forum there are 4 types of people. One is Indian, 2nd is Pakistani, 3rd is true Bangladeshi and another is Indian motivated Bengalese like the AL who are still jumping without knowing the ground reality. OK, let me write the actual truth what I saw, what I heard, what I read and what I opine. It might heart many but these are facts. All these truth I lately realize. I tell you Indian and our motivated propaganda was so strong that being a Bengalee it was difficult to come out from this circle and find the truth. all these things were carried out in such a manner that it was justified on falsehood.
@ Look India is a big country. There were many many Bengali Hindu refugees who migrated to India. Many went at their own will. Many were forcefully evicted. Most of these Bengali refugees were not intentionally allowed to be re-rehabilitated in India. So, these people had a dream to return in Bengal this way or that way but definitely not within Pakistan. Most of these Bengali were literate. Basically this force was active from the very beginning to dismember Pakistan. Starting from Language movement up to to the final liberation war. But once the war started hardly any people from this group joined. All those people who struggled for Pakistan by now become old. Rather I will say were made isolated from the society by the propaganda of AL and India. The " Two Nation Theory" was not a fun in the Eastern Wing. The people believed it from their heart and implemented it. But once the language movement started it completely changed the scenario. Definitely to some extend Pakistani Central Govt was also responsible. The demands of language movement were well accepted by the Pakistani govt but dis-integration of Pakistan started.
@ In 1947, nearly 23/25 lac of Biharis came to the then East Pakistan. Besides, around 20/25 lac Bengali Muslims also came from India. Roughly 50 lac of Bengali Hindus migrated to India. Pakistan gave too much importance to these Biharis. Many refugee camps were made through out East Pakistan. Beharis were employed in the Railways and Communication centers. Once the industrialist from India (mainly 22 families) came and invested their money in East Pakistan like Adamjee Jute Mills and other large scale industries soon the non-Bengalis were quickly absorbed in these areas. The Bengali were also taken but since they had no experiences so they remained behind. Moreso, these non-Bengali industrialist had a soft corner for all these non-Bengalis. Soon Beharis were spread throughout the industrial belts. As such even during Pakistan times many a times a riot was broke out between Bengali and Behari in Narranganj where both parties were killed.
@ Once the movement started in East Pakistan against Central Govt these non-Bengalis were feeling in secured. In fact looting and intimidation of non-Bengali started from 01 March 1971. It was intensified after 7 March 1971 after Mujib's address. And killing started in the remote areas after 10 March 1971. By 26 March 1971 it went on free style. People were killed like dogs. It was a complete ethnic cleansing. Tell me where the people were not killed. People had the believe that if we can killed them our freedom is guaranteed. These all people were pro-Pakistani so kill them. All people in the EPR (East Pakistan Rifle), civil administrations, industries, educational institutions were brutally killed. What surprised us in many border belt many Indian volunteers came killed them along with us. In many places in order to killed them India supplied arms/ammo. How many killed that is a big question ? As per my assessment the figure is 3/4 lac.
@ How many Pakistani Troops killed Bengalis I will not not go in detail but definitely while dis-arming Bengalee troops many were killed. Roughly 1000 killed in Chittagong Cantonment, 1000 in Comilla Cantonment, 500 in Rangpur Cantonment, 300 in Saidpur Cantonment, 800 hundred in Jessore Cantonment. I don not know about the killing at Dacca Cantonment, probably not. All these were uniformed person. Killing mission was carried out at Peelkhana and Rajarbag Police lines on 25/26 March 1971.