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Visiting official says

Genocide by Pak in BD to be raised in UN

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UNB, Dhaka :
Visiting UN Under-Secretary General and Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng on Sunday said the United Nations will raise the 1971 issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh in the international forum though some countries may oppose it.
"Though some countries may oppose it, we'll raise

the issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh during the Liberation War in the international forum," he said.
He made the statement when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
Bangladesh observes March 25 as National Genocide Day and is trying to get international recognition for it.
Sheikh Hasina recalled that the Pakistani occupation forces launched the genocide in Bangladesh on March 25 in 1971.
"Over three million people were killed, while two lakh mothers and sisters lost their honour to Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators," she said.

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