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Bangladeshi organisation stages protest outside Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC

Bangladeshi organisation stages protest outside Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC

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WASHINGTON DC: A Bangladeshi organisation based in the United States along with other South Asian minorities on Monday held a protest outside the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, demanding an apology for the 1971 ‘genocide’ named Operation Searchlight. 

 

During the protest outside the Pakistani embassy, Pranesh Haldar, an organiser informed that in addition to the apology, the protestors further demand from Pakistan the Extradition of 195 Pakistani war criminals.

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The protestors say that the goal of the operation was to crush the Bengali nationalist movement through fear - they attacked Pilkhana, Rajarbagh Police Lines, Jagannath Hall, a non-Muslim dormitory of Dhaka University, Iqbal Hall, Ramna Sri Ramna KaliTemple and other major institutions. 

Priya Saha, a Bangladeshi activist based in the US stressed how people here are not fully aware of the station of minorities in the south Asian region. Saha informed the media that the prime objective of South Asian Minorities Collective (SAMC) is to make the people aware of the ground realities facing minorities in South Asia.  

 

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