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Human chain in Montreal demands UN recognition

Published : 16 Oct 2022 10:11 PM | Updated : 17 Oct 2022 09:56 PM

A human chain formed in Montreal, Canada, demanding UN recognition of the 1971 heinous genocide by the barbaric Pakistani army in the then East Pakistan, Bangladesh. 

Around 100 men and women participated in the human chain holding both countries’ (Bangladesh and Canada) flags and banners, festoons, and placards and flags on behalf of “Amra Ekattar” in Montreal’s St. Catherine Street ( in front of Hudson’s Bay), downtown on Friday.  

At the same time, hundreds of pedestrians expressed their solidarity and support for this mass demand of genocide occurred in 1971, 25 March. 

Besides, various social media, Time TV, ATV Canada, SA TV also gave coverage and also created public opinions towards the claim by promoting pictures and news of human chain. 

The participants of the human chain, enlivened the gathering with momentous slogans, clapping and speeches. Those who organized the human chain spoke respectively including Dr. Freedom fighter Syed Sakhawat Hossain, heroic freedom fighter Didar Ataur Hossain, Microorganism scientist Dr. Shoaib Saeed, Dr. Rumana Nahid Sobahan, Tajul Mohammad, Ranjit Mazumder, Alok Chowdhury and Shamima Kalam.

Abdul Gani, brave freedom fighter Golam Muhibur Rahman, Razzak Hawladar, Syed Rahmatullah, Deepak Dhar, Dr, Shishir Bhattacharya and others also gave their welcome speech at the human chain. 

From that human chain, a strong demand was made for UN recognition of the brutal genocide committed by Pakistan on March 25, 1971. 

It should be noted that three organizations, including ‘Amra 71, Projonmo 71, Bangladesh Support Group have been applying to the United Nations for recognition. 

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