Yesterday marked the 3rd National Genocide Day of Bangladesh. On 25 March 1971 late night, the Pakistan Occupation Army started Operation Searchlight against the freedom loving innocent Bengalee people and committed Genocide by killing these innocent people due to their Bengalee nationality. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the early morning of 26 March 1971 declared the independence of Bangladesh just before he was arrested by the Pakistan Occupation Army. Soon thereafter auxiliary forces of Pakistan Occupation Army, e.g., Razakars, Al-Badr, Al-Shams, Al-Mujaheed etc. were formed and the members of these auxiliary forces individually and jointly either directly committed or participated in committing widespread and systematic crimes including crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes in the territory of Bangladesh.
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