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Bangladesh marks Genocide Remembrance Day with one-minute blackout

Bangladesh observed a nationwide one-minute blackout on Sunday to mark Bengali Genocide Remembrance Day.

The blackout was observed for the first time this year after Bangladesh’s parliament passed a motion in 2017 declaring March 25th to be Genocide Remembrance Day, marking the genocide of ethnic Bengalis by Pakistani military forces and supporting militias in 1971, in what was then West Pakistan.

The genocide remembrance day falls on the eve of Bangladesh’s Independence Day.

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