Motion in B'desh Parliament today to declare Mar 25 as 'mass killing day'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 11 (ANI): Commemorating the day Pakistani occupation forces unleashed atrocities on the people of Bangladesh in 1971, a motion will be placed in the Parliament today to observe March 25 as 'mass killing day'. "A discussion will be taken on the proposal in the House on March 11," says an order of the day available at the parliament website. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal MP Shirin Akhter is likely to place the proposal in the Parliament around 3:00pm. "The motion is expected to accept in the House. Then the government will have to take steps to observe March 25 as the mass killing day," ruling Awami League whip Atiur Rahman Atik told The Daily Star. On February 15, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned that 25th March should be recognized as mass killing day and highlighted the need for pursuing different international organisations in order for the day to get duly commemorated. "I think we'll have to take initiatives in this regard. We can adopt a proposal in Parliament to make 25th March the mass killing day. We can also provide information and other proofs to different international organisations so that 25th March could become (International) Mass Killing Day," she had said. (ANI)