Noor opens exhibition on genocide during liberation war

An 8-day-long exhibition titled ‘1971: Genocide and Torture’ started at National Museum in Dhaka on Tuesday to show depiction of the level of atrocity during the Great War of Independence in 1971.
Jointly organized by ‘Bangladesh National Museum’ and ‘1971: Genocide-Torture Archive and Museum Trust’, the exhibition is showing things and books containing the history of inhuman torture done by Pakistani army and their local collaborators.
A total of 30 objects related to genocide, 70 books written by historian Muntasir Mamun and numbers of paintings and photographs related to genocide are being displayed in the exhibition, says a media release of the museum.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest with President of Board of Trustee of Bangladesh National Museum M Azizur Rahman in the chair.
The function was also addressed, among others, by historian Professor Muntasir Mamun, DG of National Museum Faizul Latif Chowdhury and Trustee Secretary of Museum Trust Dr Sheikh Baharul Alam.
The minister urged all to present the images of genocide to the new generation to make them understand the level of horror of the Liberation War.
He said the Liberation War was the war of building secular and discrimination-free Sonar Bangla, dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“But the history of Bangladesh had started to walk backward after brutal assassination of Bangabandhu and his family in 1975. After that we couldn’t able to say many words,” he said.
He urged the progressive and pro-liberation forces to be united to face the anti-liberation forces.
Professor Mamun proposed to introduce a 100-mark paper on Muktijuddha at all the country’s universities. He also urged the government to declare March 25 as “International Genocide Day”. –Staff Reporter (Photo: Museum)

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