KHULNA: The 51st ‘Chuknagar Genocide Day’ was observed here on Friday with befitting manner through various programmes, reports BSS.
Khulna District Administration and different socio-cultural organization placed wreaths at the monument, a memorial built near Bhadra River in memory of ’71 martyred’, marking the day.
Afterwards, different organizations including Khulna District Administration, Chuknagar Ganohattya-71 Smrity Rakkha Parishad, Amra-71-Dhaka, Chief Investigator of International Crime Tribunal and former Inspector General of Police(IGP) M Sanaul Haque, Khulna Mahanagar Bangabandhu Parishad, Dumuria Upazila Muktijodha Command,
Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee and Jashore Udichi placed wreaths at 11 points of river Bhadra where Pakistani army left bodies of innocent Bengalies into the river after killing on that day in 1971.
A discussion was held in the evening at the genocide memorial. President of Chuknagar Ganohattya -71 Smrity Rakkha Parishad ABM Shafiqul Islam presided over the meeting while Acting Principal of Chuknagar College Monirul Islam conducted the meeting.
Among others, ex-IGP M Sanaul Haque, organizer of Amra-71 Mahbub Zaman, journalists Bibhu Ranjan Sarkar, Joyanti Roy and Mahfuza Jesmin, president of Jashore Udichi Mahbubur Rahman Maznu and general secretary Sazzatur Rahman Biplob addressed the meeting.