Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said that the 1971 massacre by Pakistani military forces in Bangladesh is one of the heinous crimes in human history. We cannot find any other example of so many killings and brutality.
He made this comment in a video message at the international seminar titled ‘Remember and Recognize: The Case of Bangladesh Genocide of 1971’ held at the Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg, Canada on Wednesday.
In a video message, the foreign minister said that the genocide committed by Pakistani military forces in Bangladesh in 1971 is one of the heinous crimes in human history. We cannot find any other example of so many killings and brutality.
Bangladesh High Commission in Canada and Bangabandhu Center for Bangladesh Studies (BCBS), Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, Genocide Studies Centre, Dhaka University, Refugees Resilience Center and Rotary Club Canada jointly organized a day-long seminar on Bangladesh Genocide Remembrance and Acknowledgment.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Bangladesh High Commissioner to Canada Khalilur Rahman spoke virtually from New York as special guests. BCBS main sponsor in Canada. Kawsar Ahmed gave the opening speech. During the seminar, some members of the families of victims of genocide also spoke.
Professor Dr. Nuzhat Chowdhury his father Dr. Alim describes Chowdhury’s abduction by the Pakistani military, associates of the Razakars, and his subsequent brutal murder just before Bangladesh’s independence. He explained the international politics behind the ambivalence towards recognition of the Bangladesh genocide and called for an end to such self-interested politics.
Also Sirajuddin Hossain’s son Towhid Reza Noor narrated the abduction and killing of his father. Shaheed Sirajuddin Hossain was a prominent journalist. He narrates how Bengali intellectuals were victims of massacres by the Pakistani military.