Bangladesh urges UK to recognise 1971 genocide

PV Desk : Bangladesh has urged the UK to officially recognise the 1971 genocide and return the convicted war criminal living in the country.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the request to the visiting British state minister for UN and Commonwealth Lord Tariq Ahmad on Tuesday in a meeting, the foreign ministry said.

War criminal Mueen Uddin Chowdhury is now living in the UK.

The foreign ministry, however, did not say anything about what was the minister’s response to the request.

For the first time this year, Bangladesh nationally observed Mar 25 as Genocide Day commemorating those killed by the Pakistani occupation forces on that night in 1971.

Bangladesh is also lobbying with the United Nations for the global recognition of the day.