NGO’s Demand Enquiry Into Genocide in Bangladesh by Pakistani Army
GENEVA, UNITED NATIONS, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
International Club for Peace Research a Belgium Based NGO organized a photograhic
demonstration outside the United Nations in Geneva to protest against human rights
violations in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) that took place in 1971 which can be
considered as the most concentrated act of genocide in the twentieth century. In an
attempt to crush forces seeking independence for East Pakistan, the West Pakistani
military regime unleashed a systematic campaign of mass murder which aimed at killing
millions of Bengalis, and likely succeeded in doing so.
The representatives also condemned the brutal police/paramilitary operation resulting
in the death of scores of innocent civilians including children and women of all ages. The
siege by the police force that lasted for several months was an ordeal of worst form of
human rights violations witnessed by the 1.7 million inhabitants in its entire history
including the periods of military dictatorships of the past.
The photos were mainly of victims and the people responsible for this gruesome
Photos also condemned in the strongest terms the opportunistic policies of the then
ruling Pakistan Govt. and President for selling out lives of Bengali Muslim’s and other
Hindu inhabitants of Pakistan to the Pakistani army.
The purpose of this demonstration was to raise awareness of the constant Human Rights
violations of the minorities in Pakistan and so that the concern authority should do
something as early as possible against the inhuman and illegal acts which are used by the
Pakistani authorities for silencing the criticism against them.
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SOURCE International Club for Peace Resarch