Bangladesh is yet to get international recognition of genocide committed by Pakistani occupation forces on unarmed Bangalees on March 25, 1971 due to BNP-Jamaat conspiracy, said Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif yesterday.
He was talking to journalists after placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar in the morning, marking Independence Day.
“It's part of conspiracy of BNP leader Khaleda Zia as she raised question about the number of martyrs in the Liberation War. She showed favour towards Pakistan by raising question about the number of martyrs,” Hanif said.
He said it was not possible to get international acknowledgment of the 71 genocide due to negligence of all the governments, which grabbed state power after the brutal killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975.
“We have strongly raised our demand for realising international recognition of the Genocide Day under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” said Hanif.