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Genocide Day is being observed

MNA Feature Desk: The nation is set to observe the ‘Genocide Day’ today for the second time in remembrance of the brutality carried out by Pakistani Army on the unarmed Bengalis on the black night of March 25 in 1971.

The Jatiya Sangsad unanimously adopted a resolution to observe the March 25 as the “Gonohotya Dibos” (Day of Genocide) on March 11, 2017.

Different political and socio-cultural organizations have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day. Ruling Awami League also will organize two rallies in the capital to observe the day.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the “Genocide Day”.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said the Pakistani occupation forces swooped on unarmed Bangalees on March 25 night and they along with their local collaborators including Rajakar, Al Badr and Al Shams carried out atrocities.

The atrocities that started on the black night on March 25 continued for nine months, she said. The Prime Minister said as many as 30 lakh people were killed and two lakh women were raped.

The government has drawn up various programmes to mark the day with due respect.

The country is set to stage a one-minute blackout from 9 pm to 9.01 pm on March 25 recalling the horror of the March 25, 1971 black night when the Pakistanis launched genocide on Bangladesh soil.

Besides, the Liberation War Affairs Ministry will hold a discussion along with photographs on the “Gonohotya Dibos” (Day of Dibos” (Day of Genocide) at 10:00 am at Suhrawardy Udyan.

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