International recognition of 1971 genocide in Bangladesh sought

Bangladeshi Diaspora in Europe, intellectuals, academics and family members of the martyrs sought international recognition of 1971 genocide in Bangladesh.

They came up with the demands while speaking at an International conference on "International recognition of 1971 Genocide in Bangladesh" held in the Hague, Netherlands on 23 March 2019.

The conference organized by European Bangladesh Forum (EBF) was presided over by the Director of The Hague Peace Jakob de Jong, according to press release.

 Dr. Wolfgan-Peter Zingel of South Asia Institute (SAI), University of Heidelberg, Germany was the key note speaker at the conference.

The conference was also addressed by Shomi Kaiser, daughter of martyred intellectual Shahidullah Kaiser, British political analyst and journalist Chris Blackburn, British journalist and editor Duncan Bartlett, Vice President of EBF Bikash Chowdhury, Director of the documentary film, BLOCKADE Arif Yusuf, Jahangir Chowdhury, Secretary, Awami League Belgium and President of EBF Ansar Ahmed Ullah.

Bangladesh ambassador in Netherlands Sheikh Mohammad Belal also addressed the conference as guest of honour.

BASUG handed over a crest to Bangladesh ambassador for his outstanding contribution to Bangladesh and the Bangladeshi community in the Netherlands.

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