On the 50th anniversary of the Bangladesh Independence, HRCBM and other community organization at Washington DC area arranged a protest rally in front of Pakistan Embassy at Washington DC. The rally was held on March 25, 2021. During the protest rally HRCBM, Washington area community organizations and Bangladeshi diaspora demanded the recognition and repatriation of 1971 Genocide and formal apology from the government and military of Pakistan for their crime against humanity.
Brutal Killings and Genocidal Rapes
On March 25, 1971, the Pakistan military launched “Operation Searchlight” what later became a 10-month long of selective killing of Hindus, ethnic minorities, Muslim intellectual and Awami League (a political party which was running independence movement) in East Pakistan (Today’s Bangladesh). The onslaught of Pakistani Army and their cohorts killed more than 3 Million People and brutally committed genocidal rapes of more than 500,000 women and girls. Many of whom are Bengali Hindus. The killings and genocidal rape that was committed by Pakistani Army in East Pakistan is one of the largest genocide in the world.
The killings and genocidal rape that was committed by Pakistani Army in East Pakistan is one of the largest genocides in the world. Yet, this genocide till date not recognize.