Genocide Day is March 25. On this day and night in 1971, Pakistani forces carried out a barbaric massacre called ‘Operation Searchlight’ on unarmed Bengalis. As in previous years, the entire country will be in darkness (black out) for one minute on the night of this Genocide Day.
This symbolic program will be observed on National Genocide Day on March 25 (Saturday) from 10:30 pm to 10:31 pm. However, KPIs and emergency installations will remain exempt.
This information about the black out was informed in a press release of the Ministry of Liberation War on Thursday.
The President gave a separate message on the occasion of the day. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Newspapers will also publish special circulars.
Genocide Day discussion meeting will be held on March 25 at 9:30 am in the Liberation Museum auditorium. Musical dramas and cultural programs on genocide and liberation war will be organized across the country.
Apart from this, all educational institutions including schools, colleges and madrasas will hold a commemoration and discussion meeting on March 25 in the voice of prominent people and brave freedom fighters. Rare photographs and documents on the genocide will be circulated in the minipolls of all city corporations including Dhaka.
On the night of March 25, 1971, special prayers will be offered in all mosques and other places of worship, except for Baad Zohar or convenient times for the souls of those killed. Programs will be held highlighting the significance of the day at the district and upazila levels and Bangladesh embassies located abroad.
According to the fact sheet, no kind of lighting can be done on the day and night of Genocide Day. However, the illumination can be done from the evening of March 26. The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has requested the relevant public and private institutions and the general public to implement this decision.
American journalist Robert Payne wrote about the night of March 25, 7 thousand people were killed that night. Three thousand more were arrested at this time.