Dhaka intensifies effort for 1971 genocide recognition

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 19:45, Jun 18, 2019 | Updated : 19:49, Jun 18, 2019

Dhaka has taken steps to gear up efforts for international recognition of the genocide committed against Bangladeshis during the 1971 War of Independence.
As a part of public diplomacy initiative, the embassy in Washington organized an event on Monday at its premises.
In a statement on Tuesday, the mission said a documentary titled ‘Voice of Conscience’ by Shahriar Kabir was screened at the event.
Members of Washington-based think tanks, media personalities, diplomats and officials from the US administration, including the State Department and the Bangladeshi diaspora attended the event.
The 64-minute documentary, which recorded witnesses and voice of the members of Pakistan civil society, politicians, journalists, poets, former military officials, and human rights activists vividly depicted the horrendous crimes of genocide inflicted on the unarmed people in Bangladesh by the Pakistani military and their local cohorts during the War of Independence in 1971.
The documentary centered on the urgent need of realizing the recognition of the genocide and holding the Pakistani perpetrators accountable and a formal apology by the government of Pakistan to Bangladesh.
The programme started with welcome remarks of the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy Mahbub Hasan Saleh.