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Bangladesh declares March 25 as ‘Genocide Day’ (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Pak. Army began ‘Operation Searchlight’ on that day in 1971
Bangladesh’s unanimously adopted a resolution declaring March 25 as Genocide Day, in remembrance of the atrocities carried out by the Pakistani Army in the night of March 25, 1971.

About Operation Searchlight
The Pakistan Army swooped on unarmed civilians on the night of March 25, 1971, to crush the Bengali rebellion following refusal by the military leadership to accept the election results of 1970 in which the Awami League got thumping majority. ‘Operation Searchlight’ began in the first hours of March 25 in Dhaka.

MPs also suggested that the government take initiative so that December 9, marked by the UN as international day of commemoration of genocide, sees the March 25 victims being commemorate as well.



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