Genocide Day observed at DU
Genocide Day was observed in Dhaka University with due dignity in Saturday at the joint initiative of the university authorities and the Dhaka University Teachers Association.
On this occasion, at 7 pm, candles were lit at Smriti Chirantan Chatwar of the University and tributes were paid to the memory of the martyrs. Later, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Prof. Dr. Akhtaruzzaman, the pro-vice chancellor (administration) of the university spoke at the discussion meeting. Muhammad Samad, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) Prof. Dr. ASM Maqsood Kamal, Treasurer Professor Mumtaz Uddin Ahmed, Dhaka University Teacher
President of the association Professor Dr. Md. Nizamul Haque Bhuiyan, General Secretary Professor Dr. Zeenat Huda
Prof. Vice-Chancellor expressed deep respect for the immortal memory of the martyrs. Md. Akhtaruzzaman said, on the night of March 25, 1971, the barbaric Pakistani invaders attacked Dhaka University's Jagannath Hall, Rokeya Hall, Martyr Sergeant Zahurul Haque Hall (then Iqbal Hall), historic Battala, Dhaka University Club, University
In every establishment including peace loving teachers, students, officials, employees and other unarmed Bengalis, the most brutal massacre was carried out.
He called on the world community to recognize this hellish massacre by Pakistan's invading forces in the name of 'Operation Searchlight' as 'Genocide Day' at the international level.
The Vice-Chancellor said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already demanded international recognition of this barbaric massacre. Expressing solidarity with him. Dhaka University Center for Genocide Studies is conducting research on genocide. The document prepared on the basis of the research results will help to gain international recognition of the 25th March Genocide by publishing and disseminating it in the international arena.
On the occasion of the day, a one-minute “black-out” program was observed in all areas of the university except for emergency facilities from 10:30 pm to 10:31 pm.