Bangladesh embassy in Tokyo observes Genocide Day

Staff Correspondent | Published at 05:52pm on March 25, 2018

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Participants observe one-minute silence in memory of the victims of March 25, 1971 brutalities by Pakistani army marking the Genocide Day. — New Age photo

The Bangladesh embassy in Tokyo on Sunday observed the Genocide Day recalling the brutality of the fateful night of 25 March 1971 when then Pakistan army went on a heinous and brutal massacre on the unarmed, innocent Bangladeshis.

According to press release issued by embassy, the program began with observing one-minute silence in remembrance of the victims of the genocide. It was followed by offering of special prayer, reading out of message issued on the occasion and a discussion on the history and significance of the Genocide Day.

The ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, Rabab Fatima along with the other discussants highlighted the significance of the Genocide Day and also shed light on the history of the genocide of 1971, said the press leases signed by Md Shiplu Zaman, second secretary (Press).

The ambassador said that despite those mass atrocities, the great Bengali nation snatched away the victory from the Pakistani force. The program ended with showing of a documentary film on the genocide and mass grave-yard of 1971.