DHAKA, Mar 25, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad has organized a discussion at the Chancery premises yesterday marking the 'Genocide Day' in remembrance of the brutality carried out by Pakistani Army on the unarmed Bengalis on the black night of March 25, 1971.
Members of expatriate Bangladesh community, officials and staff of the High Commission took part in the discussion, according to a message received here today.
At the beginning, one minute silence was observed to show respect to the memories of the martyrs of the war of liberation in 1971, particularly the victims of 25 March.
Later, messages released on this occasion by the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh were read out. Taking part in the discussion, the speakers highlighted the sudden attack and killing of thousands of innocent and unarmed Bangalees in the black night of 25 March 1971 by the Pakistani occupation forces.
They remarked that the barbaric act of Pakistani forces is unmatchable with any other genocide that had taken place after World War II.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Tarik Ahsan, condemned the unprovoked and barbaric crackdown of occupation forces on the unarmed Bengaless that triggered the declaration of independence of Bangladesh by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Giving a brief account on the day, he said according to the definition by Genocide Convention of 1948 and by the scale of massacre, the killings constituted the crime of genocide.
On this day, Bengalees would renew their realization of the sacrifice that brought about the independence and it is the duty of Bangladesh to create awareness in the international community not to create any ground for genocide ever again in the world, he remarked.
After the discussion, special munajat was offered for the salvation and eternal peace of the souls of the martyrs of the War of Liberation. Later, a documentary on the genocide in 1971 was screened.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)