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Cabinet approves Genocide Day

Bangladesh cabinet today approved March 25 as Genocide Day, clearing all formalities to recognise the brutal genocide committed on this day in 1971.

The approval was given in the regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam told reporters.

Members of the cabinet reached a consensus and identified the event as an ‘A Grade’ event.

From now on, the Government of Bangladesh will observe March 25 as Genocide Day.

“Foreign ministry has started efforts to recognise the day internationally,” the cabinet secretary said.

On March 11, Bangaldesh’s parliament adopted a resolution to observe the day as Genocide Day. The proposal was forwarded by Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.

On this day in 1971, Pakistani army cracked down on the Bangalees and killed them indiscriminately. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs a meeting of the cabinet at Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka. PID file photo


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