The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh stated that the Govt of Bangladesh has decided not to proceed with the trials as an act of clemency. It was agreed that the 195 prisoners of war may be repatriated to Pakistan along with the other prisoners of war now in process of repatriation under the Delhi Agreement.
TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIA, BANGLADESH AND PAKISTAN FOR NORMALISATION OF RELATIONS IN THE SUB-CONTINENT
New Delhi, April 9, 1974http://www.virtualbangladesh.com/history/tri.html
On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Isha Khan <email@example.com> wrote:
Sheikh Mujib accepted formal apology
When the Sheikh Mujib govt in 1974 wanted to try 195 Pakistani POWs
held in Indian custody, then Pakistani foreign minister (concurrently
minister of state for defence), Aziz Ahmed, gave in writing a
condemnation and regret for the crimes of his nation's forces in East
Pakistan in 1971. That document constituted an integral part of the
tripartite agreement of 9 April 1974. Sheikh Mujib accepted that
document as a formal apology and said, "We want to forget the past and
make a fresh start."
Holiday, November 16, 2012