Dhaka University (DU) has decided to cut all ties with Pakistan unless the country seeks unconditional apology for the crimes it committed during the War of Liberation in 1971in Bangladesh.
DU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique made this announcement at a press briefing at the seminar room of the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate building of DU on Monday afternoon.
"The decision on cutting ties with Pakistan was taken in a Syndicate meeting of the Dhaka University," he said.
"We have cut all bilateral relations including MoU, cultural exchanges, sports and visits with the Pakistan from today (Monday) as Pakistan denied the genocide committed in the Bangladesh War of Liberation, VC said.
DU VC Prof Arefin also urged the government to sever diplomatic ties with Pakistan.
"The government should move to cut all diplomatic and bilateral relations with Pakistan and should take initiatives to expel Pakistan from UN and SAARC as Pakistan is a terrorist state," he said.
DU VC demanded trial of 195 Pakistani army troops who conducted war atrocities in 1971. "If anyone has already passed away, he should face posthumous trial," he said.
After the executions of Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, two convicted war criminals, Pakistan issued a statement that there was no genocide in Bangladesh in 1971.
Bangladesh summoned Pakistan High Commissioner in Dhaka and in retaliation Pakistan also summoned Acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh.