Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Hoots go deep in crisis Tire routs pi clrep in lite crisis Unit has l.rousltl and Pakistan lei lite l.rmh Or war over Easl Pakistan. chief Associated Press correspondent.? in India and Pakistan combined their nervations lor this report. B.v MVIION I.. HliuUNI) Anil AHIVOU) XKITU.V AP sumed power continent. Britain first favored the Hin- dus. But when the Hindus be- gan agitating for independence in the late 19th century, the British began favoring the Mos- lems. i As the independence move- ment gained momentum in the early 20fh century, the Muslim over the sub-1 territory which had a population of four million, Tuoiday, November 30, 197! THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 15 per cent Moslem but under a Hindu maharaja who acceded to India. Tile war ended on Jan. India occupying 1949. three- fifths of Kashmir including highly sought Kashmir Valley and Pakistan holding mostly sparsely populaled. mountain- League, under i.Iohamed Ali .linnah, demanded a separate oils Lerrain. Again in 1911.1, the two coun- years over disputed Kashmir are at the brink of all-out con- The predominantly Hindu Congress, under Mohandas K. a united India But the latest India-Pakistan crisis is over East Pakistan, a province separated from West .Pakistan by miles of In- dian territory, who died in 1948, was flirt over a new trouble spot- East Pakistan. in which Hindus inc current figliiing has its 80 per cent of the roots in dcen differences he-! In AIICIK! HH9 I ,r" wno (iten in linn, was Jans and Pakistanis, ma ly launched the final phase i bitter with the way Britain had in inohc between the i ot the independence campaign j partitioned the subcontinent. against the British. Although both East and West Alter the Second World War, Pakistan were predominantly Britain divided the sub-contin- Moslem, the had lit- ent and pulled oul. hoping sep-' tie in common further commun But hundreds of SIMPSONS-SEARS SPECIALS OPEN ALL DAY WEDNESDAY Chanel iSo. Cologne opies of F- i Ctan it ,L f Pak- rated w L to of hf i T y Sl Hindus and Mosl has been going on for centuries died in communal riots ac- Mi companied independence in Au- Moslem invaders from Cen-1 gust, isn, and million per- tral Asia first came to the sub- sons were displaced, Moslems continent in the 12th Heeing to Pakistan and Hindus and ruled its less militant Jim-', and Sikhs to India scvc" successive H'li.vr TO WAR Within months of dynasties lem rulers were the to rice and felt an affinity to the Moslems of nearby Arab coun- tries. The shorter, darker Bengalis of the east spoke Sanskritized Reg 3.88 1 01. Eciu de Cologne. "Every womon alive Chanel No. 5." Beauly and Hecillh went lo war over what was to Bengali, preferred rice to wheat rnd felt closer lo the Hindu Ben- inde- j galis in neighboring India, wilh 1 whom they had dose cultural from Mongolia. 3 Moghul rule ended nffi- in Ifjjjj, uhen Briiain as- permanently lhc the foca, point of the embittered rela- ous state of Kashmir, an 85 000- Your UNICEF greeting is a child's future and business lies before parti- popula- including tion. East Pakistan had Lion of 75 million. i, Avoiloblc ol: UNICEF Greeting Cards Unicef Canada (J) IGA STORE Centre Village Moll, Lethbridoe THE PET SHOP 317 8th SI. S., Lethbridgc BOOK STORES l.C.C. ond U. of I MRS. E. A. SKELDING Box 309, Fort Mocleod ROBINSON ASSOC. STORES Fort Maclcod MRS. LESKIEW Telephone 327-2774, lelhbriclgc THE SHOE BOX Pincher Creek IGA STORES throughout Southern Alberta about 10 million until .March, 1971. when the Pakistan army began its crackdown against the Bengali indepen- dence movement. The Indian government claims that about 10 million East Pakistanis, most of them Hindus, have since fled to India. India has called on the Pai- islan government lo reach a political settlement with the Bengali rebels in order to end the hostilities that drove the refugees oul. DRIFT TOWARD CONTUCT Pakistan and India were drift- ing loward a conflict even be- fore the army's bloody crack- down against the Awami! League and its leader. Sheik Mujibur Rahman. Sheik Mujib's Awami League won an overwhelming victory in i East Pakistan in last Decem- ber's general election for a Na- i tional Assembly which federal President Aga Mohammed Yah-1 va Khan never convened. Mujib. a 51-year-old Mos-; lem, had made no secret of his desire for better relations with India and for trade across the border, closed since the 1965 war. The Indians saw prospects for a friendlier border in the east, where Pakistani Bengalis the more warlike Pun- jabis and Pathans in West Pak-: istan had no emotional com- j mitments to the issue of Kash-1 mir territory. i Claiming Mujib wanted seces- sion, the federal army arrested him in an action which started civil war. An estimated 200.009 persons wore killed by the end of April. India made no secret of its hacking for the movement to make overcrowded East Pak'- stan an independent Desh, or Bengali homeland. By the end of April the pre- dominantly western Pakistan army had seized virtually the entire province from the re- bellious Bengalis. The Awami League leadership established a i Bangla Desh government in Calcutta and started to build a j liberation army to free the prov incc by guerrilla tactics, wilh Indian training and weapons, i -'J.2 oz. Brul Lolion Reg. O.y J Brut lor Men is the number one men's fragrance. TIlis one is for after shower or after shaving. 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