Upazila administration of Dupchanchia arranged the 25th March as Genocide Day through vibrant discussion at upazila Parishad Millenayantan in Bogura on Saturday.
The Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Sumon Zihadi presided over the discussion while upazila chairman Alhaj Fazlul Haque was present as the chief guest.
Speakers were former freedom fighter commander Abdul Mazid, leaders of Awami league, Press Club president Golam Faruq and noted freedom fighter of the upazilas and others.
The speakers said that a party has been calling genocide of 1971 in a diverted way and misguiding about the number of martyrs in the liberation war too.
The country was liberated by chance and a vested group of anti-liberation people have no faith on freedom fighting, liberation and sovereignty, the speakers added.
They also added that they misled the international community to declare the 25th March as genocide day in the liberation war as International Genocide Day but Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Expatriates have been trying their best to get the declaration of the day as “The International Genocide Day”.
The speakers hoped that they achieved the Language Day of 1952 as International Mother Language Day and today or tomorrow, the international community will declare 25th March as “The International Genocide Day”.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Sumon Zihadi said, the genocide carried out by Pakistani occupational forces on March 25 is a black chapter in the history of the Bangalee nation.
UNO also said Pakistani occupied forces and their local collaborators swooped on Bangalees and started killing, oppression, gang-raping, fired and looted valuables during nine-month long genocide that began on the black night.