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Siddiq Salik spent in Ny as a uniquely privileged observer and participant in the political and human drama that culminated in the Indo-Pakistan war and the creation of Bangladesh.

Written 41 years ago, 5 years after East Pakistan became Bangladesh, this is an insider account of events and happenings which led to split of Pakistan. Rameez Ahmad rated it liked it Feb 03, This authoritative, dispassionate narrative, firmly anchored in fact, sets the scene with a comprehensive overview of the political turbulence of the period and goes on to offer a detailed account of the war.

Witness To Surrender by Siddique Salik. This book doesnt give all details of Dhaka fall but it surely has some valuable information for history students. He was eventually handed over to Pakistan under the Simla Agreement and returned home in Urdu Version googlebooks in Urdu.

Hammad Shaw rated it it was amazing Dec 16, He also was a part of some important meetings. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. One person found this helpful. I think it gives a vivid idea of how people on the ‘united’ Pakistan side [including some bangalee intellectuals ,politicains]used to see the ongoing issues. An Onlooker’s Journal Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Pakistan spent most of the money on development of western Pakistan. Salik is survived by his widow, three daughters and a son. It failed witness to surrender by siddiq salik all fronts, and did not lose the war to India only but it failed to witnesw international community to see the alleged wrong-doings by forces from other side of the border.

Siddique Salik

This piece is a painful reminder of how West Pakistani authorities Written 41 years ago, 5 years after East Pakistan became Bangladesh, this is an insider account of events and happenings which led to split of Pakistan. Farhan Malik rated it it was amazing Apr 04, He talks about the hopelessness of the situation confronting the Pakistani troops,a long way from home,armed with only light weapons,without any air force and facing a far larger enemy force and a hostile local population and the Mukti Bahini.

Brigadier Siddiq Salik Urdu: Oct 22, Samidhya Sarker Torsho rated it really liked it. Nevertheless, one should witness to surrender by siddiq salik him for presenting an honest account of genocide, though it is far from a confession.

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Want to Read saving…. Salik has been a part and parcel of tyranny exhorted on the Bengalis and blamed the opposition movement with all the ills which lead to surrender and him becoming one of 90, POWs.


The first Book is about the Indian side of the Battle and the other two Books are about Pakistan side of the story. He also managed to portray the Pakistan supporters and Rajakars helpless and true patriot all the time. Retrieved 4 August India is to be blamed for a lot of it – as writer goes but it seldom touches the subtle topics like treatment of East Pakistanis by western leadership since the dawn of independence which led them to six points agenda.

Farah rated it really liked it Mar 07, As a reader, I feel It’s a crime you can not forgive!

Witness to Surrender

After all, he was a Pakistani Officer! See 1 question about Witness To Surrender…. He writes about the atrocities committed against the West Pakistani troops and their families,many of whom were massacred in cold blood by the Bengalis. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.