B'desh high commission observes Genocide Day
New Delhi: Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi observed on Monday 'Genocide Day' marking the atrocities and massacres committed by the Pakistani military on the unarmed civilians in 1971.
A panel discussion, screening of a documentary on the 1971 genocide by Pakistan army and reading out messages from President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were the main highlights of the programme.
High Commissioner Syed Muazzem Ali, on the occasion, urged the UN to declare March 25 as the Genocide Day. He recalled that three million innocent civilians were killed, 200,000 women raped and 10 million people were forced to leave their homes by the Pakistani troops during nine-month Bangladesh War of Liberation.
Moderated by Farid Hossain, Minister (Press) the panel discussion was participated by Durbar Ganguly, Editor-in-Chief of the Millennium Post newspaper and Mohua Chatterjee, Assist Political Editor of the Times of India.
The panelists said the perpetrators of the 1971 carnage should be tried on charges of crime against humanity.