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Dhaka University cuts ties with Pakistan

Update : 14 Dec 2015, 11:07 AM

Dhaka University, a focal point of progressive and democratic movements in the history where students and teachers played a central role in the rise of Bengali nationalism and Bangladesh's independence, has decided to cut all relations with Pakistan.

On Monday, Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, vice chancellor of the university, said: "The decision on cutting all academic ties with Pakistan was taken in a syndicate meeting as Pakistan denied the atrocities committed in Liberation War of Bangladesh." 

Also Read: Pakistan denies involvement in war crimes

He also demanded the government to sever ties with Pakistan unless Islamabad offers unconditional apology for the crimes it committed  in 1971.

Following the executions of war criminal Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Muzajid on November 22, Pakistan issued a statement that cliamed there was no genocide in Bangladesh in 1971.

Bangladesh summoned Pakistan high commissioner in Dhaka and in retaliation Pakistan also summoned acting high commissioner of Bangladesh.

Pakistani troops killed over 200 students, 10 teachers and 12 employees of Dhaka University on March 25, 1971. The forces carried out a planned military operation "Operation Searchlight" in the entire Dhaka city on the black night.

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