Government Policy

ICSF places 7-point strategy for global recognition of 1971 genocide

DHAKA, March 26, 2017 (BSS) - International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF), an independent global network working in the interest of justice for victims of international crimes, has placed a seven-point strategy to Bangladesh as part of a broader roadmap towards achieving global recognition of Bangladesh genocide.

The seven-point strategy of ICSF, which is spearheading a campaign for the recognition of Bangladesh genocide, includes involving the Indian government regarding access to war-time military records and the international organisations for acknowledgement of 1971 atrocities as genocide and international crimes, a press release said.

The other strategies are incorporating other foreign governments and entities in shared, strategic, or mutually advantageous interests involving recognition of 1971 genocide;

-Implementing 'genocide risk education' in Bangladesh and making it part of the national educational curriculum;

-Preserving important sites relating to the Liberation War of 1971, and properly investing in their development and maintenance;

-Investing in steps for knowledge base development relating to 1971 history which includes archiving and digitising documents and making them easily accessible;

-Extending support to citizens' worldwide initiatives relating to 1971.

ICSF also announced to intensify the "ICSF Global Campaign on Bangladesh Genocide", its flagship campaign for recognition of the international crimes committed against unarmed Bangalees in 1971

by the Pakistani occupation forces

"Finally, ICSF takes this opportunity to remind the United Nations and other international bodies that they are yet to grant official recognition to the Bangladesh genocide, the release said, adding it's their moral obligation to do so without any further delay.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)