An excellent episode. I found this channel quite unique, coming from a Pakistani perspective. Not particularly for this video only but also, for its other contents.
If you want a crush course on what happened in 1971, this episode may do it for you.
I promise, every minutes of it is worth listening.
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Certainly its not typical Pakistan perspective (which he himself criticizes a lot).
Overall pretty well done job and I have little to add to ~ 90% of it.
He puts a lot of blame on Ayub Khan correctly for what was allowed to forment in that period versus the original vision Jinnah had (and he brings up his sister I think very much to reference this). A lot of that was already usurped before Ayub took over actually if you look at the objectives resolution process for the constituent assembly (that would have gone differently if Jinnah lived longer to give better bedrock to it by his presence and guided debate). Whether that would have ultimately mattered is a big debate I got into with another Pakistani friend I know well versed in the subject (who was of the opinion that the military would have usurped things anyway at some point).
Remaining 10% would need extended discussion, like Yahya Khan's exact role/intent in new constitution formation.
From his character/nature it can be assumed it was ill-intended effort simply to sustain the army's role in Pakistan's politics, but there are details to get into there that can give counterpoints too.
Our well versed Pakistani member (Saiyan), a friend of mine... is unfortunately missing from this forum and forums in general a long while (much busier with life than before)....which is a pity as he knows this stuff in depth better than anyone else I know.
Its a very good channel you have given to me though (looking at his other content that I will have to check out later over time).
So as a thanks, I give you search results for Yahya against Saiyan's name here that you may read over time (both posts and larger threads/context) as pertaining to your deeper interest in the subject. I will at some point try get Saiyan to return to forum here if he gets more freetime/interest to spare down the road at some point.
Do be advised some of my opinions and knowledge (found in some of these threads) of the matters have since changed/grown etc.