Bangladesh Deputy Large Commissioner Andalib Elias on Saturday explained Bangladesh has been demanding the United Nations to declare March twenty five as World Genocide Working day.
“Considering that 2017, we have been observing this working day as the genocide working day of Bangladesh. We have been pursuing two items from UN, to declare this as world genocide working day and recognition of what took place in Bangladesh in 1971 as a genocide,” Elias explained.
On December sixteen, 1971, Pakistan Military surrendered to a joint India-Bangladesh power, formally building Bangladesh a new country less than the management of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman.
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“On this working day (March twenty five) in 1971, Pakistan military attacked unarmed folks in the center of the evening and killed 1000s of folks and inside of the up coming 9 months, they killed 9 million folks in Bangladesh. This is one particular of the most brutal genocides at any time,” the Bangladeshi Deputy Large Commissioner explained.
In the meantime, Global Discussion board for Secular Bangladesh (IFSB) Switzerland chapter on Saturday held demonstrations at the Damaged Chair sq. in entrance of the UN developing in Geneva demanding recognition of the Bangladesh genocide perpetrated by the Pakistan Military in 1971.
A full of twenty five Bangladeshi diasporas from Europe collected in entrance of the United Nations place of work to look for justice versus the 1971 genocide by Pakistan and for its recognition by the global group.
‘Genocide Day’ has been noticed in Bangladesh because 2017 versus the atrocities fully commited by the Pakistan Military on civilians on the evening of March twenty five, 1971, when it released ‘Operation Searchlight’ in Dhaka to crush the Bengali nationalist motion.
Leaders of all European Flexibility Fighter Sangsad of Bangladesh, Awami League associates of Switzerland, and other Global NGOs also participated in the protest.
Tazul Islam, a Bangladesh independence fighter from Zurich urged the UN Human Legal rights Council to understand March twenty five as “Bangladesh genocide working day”.
Khalilur Rahman, Chairperson of the IFSB, Switzerland chapter explained that BNP and Jamat are terrorists in Bangladesh.
Aminul Rahman Khusru, one more Bangladeshi independence fighter from Frankfurt also condemned Pakistan Military for the genocide.
Mohsin Rahman Suman, Sahal Alam Agor, Suman Chakma, and Mohammad Mojammel, all energetic associates of Switzerland Awami League elevated slogans versus BNP/Jamat and termed them as collaborators of the Genocide of Bengalis who ended up connected with Pakistan Military through torture, sexual abuse, and mass killings in 1971 war.
The Damaged Chair sculpture symbolizes each fragility and energy, imbalance and balance, violence, and dignity.
Damaged Chair is the perform of renowned sculptor Daniel Berset in 1997 at the ask for of Humanity & Inclusion (the new title of Handicap Global).