Conference: International Recognition of 1971 Genocide in Bangladesh
European Bangladesh Forum (www.ebforum.eu), a platform of Bangladeshi European will organize an international conference on Tuesday 30 November 2021 at Nieuwspoort, the Internationaal Perscentrum in Den Haag (attached to Parliament building) from 12:00 to 17:00 hours.
This is a follow-up of the Geneva conference held on the same subject on 30 September 2021 at the Geneva Press Club in Switzerland.
A number of experts with international reputation working on ‘Genocide’ issue from U.K. Hong Kong, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland and Bangladesh will take part in the discussion. Besides, speakers from different ethnic groups including Afghan, Sindh, Baloch and Pashtun will speak on the occasion. Bangladesh ambassador in the Netherlands Mr. M. Riaz Hamidullah will also address the conference. Other speakers include: Ms. Dr. Nuzhat Chowdhury, member of a Genocide victim family from Bangladesh, Dr. Ahmed Ziauddin, Board Member, International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF), Belgium, Ms. Mariam Solaimankhil, Former MP & former Advisor on International Relations at the Office of the Afghan President, Mr Chris Blackburn, Communications Director, Swiss InterStrategy Group & ‘Friend of Bangladesh’ Award Recipient, UK, Mr. Baseer Naveed, Executive Director, International Human Rights Council, Hong Kong (Sindh), Dr. Niloufar Rahim, President, KEIHAN Foundation (Afghans), Netherlands, Mr. Aurang Zeb Khan Zalmay, Editor, Pashtun Times & Researcher, Germany and Dr. Rayhan Rashid, Truste Board member, International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF), UK. Dr. Mojibur Doftori, writer, senior researcher & HR activist from Finland will facilitate the two sessions of the conference.
The conference will start with the screening of a 10-minute documentary film titled, ‘War Crimes 1971’.
It may be mentioned that the 1971 Genocide in Bangladesh committed by the Pakistan military and their local Bengali & non-Bengali collaborators is one of the worst mass atrocities that the world witnessed in the 20th century. The Pakistan occupation army in 9 months killed approximately 3 million people, violated over two hundred thousand girls & women and forced 10 million people to take shelter in India. This number of people killed by the Pakistani Army is the highest in such a short period, as the Second World War cost lives of 60 million people, but that War lasted for 6 years and spread over three continents.
Unfortunately, the Bangladesh Genocide has today become a forgotten chapter in the history. Pakistan has not yet acknowledged the crime or offered a formal apology to Bangladesh despite the world-wide demand by the people of Bangladesh and other nationals including Baloch, Sindh, Pashtun, Afghan who suffered similar atrocities by Pakistan.
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