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14-party to work for recognition of March 25 as Genocide Day

  • Published at 01:41 am March 7th, 2017
14-party to work for recognition of March 25 as Genocide Day
The leaders of the parties of the alliance held a press briefing after a meeting at the Dhanmondi office of Awami League in the afternoon on Monday. The meeting was presided over by the President of Workers’ Party Rashed Khan Menon. In the meeting it was decided that various programmes will be held on March 7, 25 and 26 with this goal. The parliament is due to discuss the issue of declaring March 25 the Genocide Day on March 11, according to Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury. Earlier, in an indefinite discussion, Tofail Ahmed MP raised the proposal in parliament. The proposal was supported by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. At the press conference, alliance spokesman Mohammed Nasim said: “We agree with the government about declaring March 25 as Genocide Day. “We have decided to move for establishing the recognition nationally and internationally. And the allaince as the pro-liberation forces will work towards this cause,” Nasim said. Menon said the parties hoped that the proposal would be adopted on March 11 in the parliament. “Pakistan has launched a campaign against Bangladesh’s Liberation War since the war crimes tribunal was set up,” he said. The Pakistani intelligence has published books full of falsehood on the Liberation War, which shows that it still cannot accept the existence of Bangladesh, the minister said. “Which is why establishing March 25 as Genocide Day is important and the government has to work to get global recognition for it.” Dilip Barua, Fazle Hossain Badsha, Mukul Bose, AFM Bahauddin Nasim and Biplab Barua were present among others at the press conference.