Motion placed in JS to declare Mar 25 as Mass Killing Day

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 11 Mar 2017, 16:37:43

Motion placed in JS to declare Mar 25 as Mass Killing Day

A motion was placed in Parliament on Saturday to declare March 25 as ‘Mass Killing Day’, protesting the atrocities unleashed by Pakistani occupation forces on the people of Bangladesh on this day in 1971.

Lawmaker Shirin Akter on Saturday placed the motion in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, reports UNB.

The discussion over the proposed law now continues in the House. If the motion is adopted by Parliament, the government will take steps to observe March 25 as Mass Killing Day.

Following the placement of the proposal, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took the floor and showed many videos and images depicting atrocities unleashed by Pakistani occupation forces on Bangalees on the fateful March 25 night in 1971.

Earlier on February 15, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned that 25th March is certainly a Mass Killing Day and underscored the need for pursuing different international organisations to get its international recognitions.

"I think we'll have to take initiatives in this regard. We can adopt a proposal in Parliament to declare the 25th March as the ‘Mass Killing Day’. We can also provide information and other proofs to different international organisations so that the 25th March could become (International) Mass Killing Day," she had said.

On the same day, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed had initiated the discussion referring to the misleading information of a book titled 'Creation of Bangladesh: Myths Exploded' by Junaed Ahmed published from Karachi in Pakistan.

Tofail had demanded the House declare 25th March as the ‘Mass Killing Day’.
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