The nation will recall the ‘Black Night of March 25’ on Friday commemorating the cowardly attack on Bangalees and genocide in Dhaka by the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971.
On that night, the Pakistani military junta resorted to genocide in Dhaka to implement their blueprint to thwart the Awami League’s assumption of office following the election mandate of 1970.
In the attack dubbed ‘Operation Searchlight’, the Pakistani forces mercilessly killed the Bangalee members of the East Pakistan Rifles and police, students, teachers and common people in the city.
They killed people indiscriminately, set fire to houses and property, and looted business establishments, leaving a trail of destruction.
Different political parties and socio-cultural organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the ‘Black Night’.