We, the first ever Genocide Museum of Bangladesh is going to observe Int’l Day of Commemoration of Victims of the crime of Genocide ’17 declared by the United Nations.
Every year on December 9, the U.N. Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect marks the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Bangladesh has witnessed one of the massive genocides of history during its war of independence from Pakistan in 1971. After World War II, such number of people have never been killed together nowhere in the world but in Bangladesh within just nine months in the year 1971. In just nine months the Pakistani army and their collaborators have killed 3 million Bengali people. In our war of independence in 1971, more than half a million women were raped and more than 10 million have fled and took shelter in refugee camps in India.
We have seen in the tragedies of history where this dark path can lead. We are going to observe this very day from Bangladesh and show our solidarity to prevent genocide and remember the victim around the world.
1630 hrs (BST) – Inauguration and initial speech
1645 hrs (BST) – Share the pain with 1971 genocide martyr family (experience sharing)
1700 hrs (BST) – Candle light vigil to remember the genocide victim all over the world.
Venue: 1971: Genocide-Torture Archive & Museum. 26, South Central Road, Khulna, Bangladesh
Here is the a short video about 1971:Genocide-Torture Archive and Museum: https://youtu.be/2zO3NILiZhI
Here is the event link on our website:
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1776835125950912/
Let’s build a peaceful world together.