Pak decides to ban Bangladesh from the UN
September 26, 1971
U THAT REQUESTED TO BAN THE DELEGATION OF BANGLADESH
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Pakistan has called on UN Secretary General U Thant to ban the Bangladesh delegation from entering the UN. The new Pakistani decision was contained in a letter to U Thant from Pakistani representative to the UN, Aga Shahi. The letter alleged that there were criminal charges against AR Siddiqui, one of the representatives from Bangladesh.
The 14-member Bangladeshi delegation was in New York under the leadership of Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, head of the Bangladesh mission in London, to mobilize public opinion against Pakistani repression in Bangladesh, to demand the release of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and to get a settlement in Bangladesh in accordance with the wishes of the people there.
ON THE FRONT OF WAR
In the Dhaka-Cumilla-Chattogram sector, Mukti Bahini today ambushed Pakistani troops near Debpur, and five enemy soldiers were killed in action. On the same day, Mukti Bahini demolished a railway bridge between Feni and Belonia.
In the Mymensingh-Sylhet sector, Mukti Bahini ambushed Pakistani troops in several locations. Near Mohanganj, they killed 6 soldiers and four razakars. In another ambush against a mixed patrol of Pakistani troops and razakars, Mukti Bahini killed 10 enemies near the Dasgram area. In Nalkura and Rangtia, four enemy troops were killed in similar actions. In another operation, Mukti Bahini encountered Pakistani troops near Mohabbatpur and inflicted 7 casualties on the enemy. On the night of September 26, Mukti Bahini ambushed Pakistani troops on the Pakshiganj-Kamalpur road and killed two enemy soldiers. Two vehicles and two ferries were destroyed near Kathalpur on the same day.
In the Kushtia-Jashore-Khulna sector, Mukti Bahini engaged Pakistani troops with mortars and small arms near the Ijksa region. Seven soldiers were killed in action and Mukti Bahini captured two Chinese rifles.
BANGLADESH SOLUTION IN THE PAK FRAMEWORK: LABOR MP
The Labor Party of Great Britain has favored a political solution of the Bangladesh question within the framework of Pakistan. This was made clear to reporters in Kolkata today by MP Douglas Haughton, Chairman of the Parliamentary Labor Party.
Regarding the UK government’s point of view, Haughton said, âI think the government’s line of thinking on the situation in East Pakistan was to avoid as much as possibleâ passing judgment on Pakistan’s internal affairs or on relations between two member countries of the Commonwealth unless the situation became so serious and dangerous that the whole of the Commonwealth was involved. ”
Shamsuddoza Sajen is a journalist and researcher. He can be contacted at [email protected]