Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq yesterday stressed on enacting “Genocide Denial Law” like many other countries, so that legal action can be taken against those denying the brutal genocide on March 25, 1971.
“People, who argue over March 25 genocide and the number of martyrs of the Liberation War, and don't believe in the country's independence, do not believe in the spirit of struggle for freedom,” he said in a discussion at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.
The minister categorically said it is very urgent to enact a “Genocide Denial Law” and it would help take action against the quarter that denies the genocide ahead of the Liberation War.
Terming the brutal attack on sleeping civilians on March 25, 1971 a “barbaric incident in history”, he said the incumbent government is working to get international recognition in this regard.
“Let the current generation learn about the history of March 25 through attending different programmes of the day,” the minister added.
Sompriti Bangladesh organised the discussion on “Genocide on March 25, 1971 and Our Thoughts” at the JPC VIP Lounge with its convener Pijush Bandyopadhyay in the chair.
Former secretary and poet Asad Mannan, Jatiya Muktijoddha Council member Maj (retd) Waker Hasan Bir Protik, former information and cultural affairs secretary Nasiruddin Ahmed, Prof Dr Ashim Sarker of Dhaka University, political and security analyst Maj Gen (retd) AKM Mohamamd Ali Sikder and Dr Nujhat Chowdhury also took part in the discussion.