Letters, Aug. 23, 1971

East Pakistan v. My Lai

Sir: I am surprised at your labeling Yahya Khan a "good soldier" [Aug. 2]. If Yahya Khan is a good soldier, Lieut. Galley and Captain Medina are angels. After all, they are said to be responsible for killing only a couple of hundred civilians, which is nothing compared with the "bravery" of Yahya Khan, who has overall responsibility for slaughtering 200,000 civilians and creating 7,500,000 refugees.

GULAB MIRCHANDANI

Hillside, N.J.

Sir: As a refugee who came from East Pakistan in 1950, 1 know the agony, the suffering, the humiliation one has...

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