|Published : 20 Mar 2017, 17:28:11 | Updated : 20 Mar 2017, 18:22:15||AA-A+|
Cabinet approves Mar 25 as 'Genocide Day'
The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to observe March 25 as 'Genocide Day'.
The Cabinet gave the approval at its regular weekly meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing after the meeting, Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam, said the Cabinet approved the proposal for the inclusion of the 25th March in the Class ‘Ka’ of the circular issued by the Cabinet Division that declared the Day as the Genocide Day.
On March 11, parliament passed a motion to observe March 25 as 'Genocide Day', protesting the atrocities unleashed by Pakistani occupation forces on the people of Bangladesh on this day in 1971.
Earlier on February 15, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned that 25th March is certainly a Genocide 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 ‘Genocide Day’. We can also provide information and other proofs to different international organisations so that the 25th March could become (International) Genocide Day," she had said.