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Genocide Watch, Lemkin Institute recognise Bangladesh’s 1971 genocide


The BSS file photo shows victims of genocide in Bangladesh during the liberation war.

United States-based organisations ‘Genocide Watch’ and ‘Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention’ have recognised the mass killing committed by the Pakistani occupation force during Bangladesh’s Liberation War as genocide.

Genocide Watch said the crimes committed by the Pakistani military junta against the Bengali people during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971 is a genocide, a foreign ministry press release said on Sunday.

Genocide Watch is a Washington DC-based NGO working to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder.

Besides, on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh, the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention, another US-based organization, has also recognized the mass killing committed against the Bengali nation during the War of Liberation as genocide.

The organizations also urged the United Nations and international community to declare the mass killing that was committed in Bangladesh as genocide.

These recognitions will further accelerate the international support for the resolution which unanimously adopted by the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) on March 11, 2017, to recognize March 25 as Genocide Day, the release added.

On March 11, 2017, the Jatiya Sangsad (parliament) unanimously adopted a resolution to observe March 25 as the ‘Gonohotya Dibos’ (Day of Genocide) marking the brutality carried out by the Pakistani Army on the unarmed Bengalis on the black night of March 25, 1971.

 

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