195 Pakistanis’ mass trial Mar 26
19 December 2015, Nirapad News: Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan said a mass trial of 195 Pakistani war crimes suspects will be held on March 26 next year, the Independence Day of Bangladesh.
‘The mock trial will be arranged before the mass people at Suhrawardi Udyan in the city,’ he added.
The minister came up with the assertion at a press conference of Antorjatik Juddaporad Gonobichar (International War Crime mass trial) at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU on Friday (December 18).
Shahjahan Khan is the convener of the committee.
Pakistan, in 1971, returned their 195 soldiers with promised to try them in Islamabad.
The committee was formed aimed at building public opinion to create international pressure on Pakistan to try the ‘war criminals’.
Prior to mass trial, the committee will exchange views with people from different walks of life on December 19-31.
Later, a mass rally will be arranged at Motijheel Shapla Chattar in city on January 3 and then a protest procession will be brought out from here.
On January 6, the committee will stage a sit-in demo demanding upheld of death penalty of war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami and execution of the verdict.
Amid huge international pressure on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujuibur Rahman and his government, the 195 Prisoners of War (POWs), identified by Bangladesh as war criminals, were able to go back to Pakistan.
These POWs include– one lieutenant general, five major generals, 20 brigadiers, four colonels, 40 lieutenant colonels, 81 majors, 41 captains and two lieutenants of Pakistan Armed Forces.\
Lt-General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi and Major Generals Nazar Hossain Shah, Mohammad Hossain Ansari, Mohammad Zamshed, Quazi Abdul Mazid Khan and Rao Farman Ali were among the prisoners.