To commemorate 50th anniversary of Bangladesh independence, Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM) led Bangladesh diaspora in the Washington DC Metro Region held a demonstration in front of White House on December 18, demanding recognition of genocide perpetrated by Pakistani Army in 1971.
Among those who coordinated the protest includes Priya Saha, Executive Director of HRCBM, Utsav Chakrabarty, VP Communications and Pranesh Halder, coordinator of HRCBM Washington DC area.
@_PriyaSaha speaking in today’s protest highlighting #genocide committed by #Pakistan Army and their #Islamist cohorts in front of @WhiteHouse on the 50th anniversary of #Bangladesh independence. pic.twitter.com/O3uy6gwchT— Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (@hrcbm) December 18, 2021
Afghan community members also join the protest to show solidarity with people of Bangladesh and to denounce the war crime committed by Pakistan Army in 1971.
Many thanks to Nissar Ahmed, member of the #Afghan community who drove 3 hours to join our protest demanding that #Pakistan be declared a commiter of genocide for killing 3 million people in 1971. HRCBM stands with you in your struggle against #PakistanArmy sponsored terrorism. pic.twitter.com/lkBZLnFZxd— Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (@hrcbm) December 18, 2021