But Bangladesh abactured the deal because Pakistan took 203 Bangladeshi officials hostage for its 195 very high-ranking officers. It also made the repatriation of four Bangladeshi Lakhs dangerous and put Bangladesh under international pressure. Among the prisoners of war, 195 Pakistani military officers detained in India were identified as the main suspects of war crimes. Pakistan insisted that they be released as one of its main demands. It urged several Muslim countries to hold back bangladesh`s recognition until the 195 officers were released.  India supported his repatriation to Pakistan. In the text of the agreement, Kamal Hossain, Bangladesh`s foreign minister, said the 195 officers of the Pakistani army are morally and legally responsible for the 1971 genocide and that Bangladesh has the moral and legal right to bring them to justice. Pakistan`s apology for the 1974 agreement gives it no respite. This is the last in our series that reveals Pakistan`s moral hypocrisy and doublespeak about the war crimes committed by its military in Bangladesh in 1971. The repatriation was an important step in the reconciliation between Bangladesh and Pakistan. The two countries adopted diplomatic relations in 1974. In Bangladesh, many repatriated officials have been reported. A notable example was Judge Abdus Sattar, the 9th President of Bangladesh.
Many repatriated soldiers served in the leadership of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, including Rear Admiral Mahbub Ali Khan and Lieutenant General Muhammad Mahbubur Rahman. Delhi Agreement available under www.genocidebangladesh.org/?p=196 Simla Agreement under www.mea.gov.in/in-focus-article.htm?19005/Simla+Agreement+July+2+1972. Bangladesh now has the right to go to the international tribunal and seek trial against Pakistani soldiers who have committed all kinds of war crimes, including genocide, rape and looting. The Delhi Tripartite Treaty would not prohibit this in any way. Geoffrey Robertson QC, who presided over the UN War Crimes Court in Sierra Leon, had rightly set the context for the tripartite agreement in 2015 in a report entitled “REPORT ON THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT OF BANGLADESH”, when he said that the Holocaust had happened in Bangladesh before the world had the will to intervene in distant countries whose great powers knew little. Although the agreement required the repatriation of Urdu-speaking Biharis to Bangladesh, the Pakistani Government withdrew its promise to establish the Community in Pakistan.  Daraus entstand die staatenlose pakistanische Gestrandete pakistanische Gemeinschaft in Bangladesch. Howard S. Levie, “The Indo-Pakistani Agreement of August 28, 1973,” The American Journal of International Law, vol. .