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 Bangladeshis in London demand apology from Islamabad for 1971 genocide, protest outside Pak HC

Bangladeshis in London demand apology from Islamabad for 1971 genocide, protest outside Pak HC

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Mar 2018, 12:42 am

London, Mar 24 (IBNS): Demanding an apology for committing 1971 genocide, several Bangladeshi nationals on Friday staged a protest outside the Pakistan High Commission in London.

The protest was organised in the UK city by a group called Bangabandu Parishad.

The agitators were seen holding banners and placards in their hands, demanding an apology from Islamabad.

The genocide in Bangladesh started on Mar 26, 1971, with the launch of Operation Searchlight when West Pakistan began a military crackdown on the Eastern wing of the nation to suppress Bengali calls for self-determination rights.

During the nine-month-long Bangladesh war for independence, members of the Pakistani military and Islamist militias from Jamaat-e-Islami killed and raped Bangladeshi people in largescale.

The South Asian Bengali speaking nation with the help of India witnessed a fierce struggle for attaining freedom during that period.