The Genesis of Bangladesh
A Study in International Legal Norms and Permissive Conscience
Subrata Roy Chowdhury
Asia Publishing House
Bangladesh has won her independence without the international powers raising even a little finger to come to the help of her people and in spite of the permissive conscience of the international community. But she has had to pay a heavy price: over a million people have been exterminated, another two million were rendered homeless and ten million had to flee to India to live in conditions of unimaginable hardship in spite of India's best efforts. Atrocious war crimes, genocidal acts and other crimes against humanity were committed in Bangladesh by the Pakistani forces and their collaborators. One does not know when the horrifying discoveries of mass graves in different parts of Bangladesh will be completed, The imperative need for the trial of the criminals in the above context has currently assumed great importance.
- from the Preface