During the 52nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, a book entitled “War and Women” was launched. The author, Dr M A Hasan, presented the book, which highlights the suffering of Bengali women who were victims of sexual violence perpetrated by the Pakistan Army during the 1971 war. The event was organized by the Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Sansad in Europe, and it was considered a significant moment for raising awareness about the issue.
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Dr. M A Hasan’s book documents the scale of torture and killings carried out by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. The book launch was attended by Freedom Fighters of the Bangladesh Liberation War and representatives from international NGOs, who heard about the atrocities committed during the war. Tazul Islam referred to the events as genocide and called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to take action against Pakistan. The book launch took place at the Serpentine Cafeteria inside the UN building, with around 30 people in attendance. Dr. Hasan presented a video from Dhaka, explaining the reality of the abuse committed by Pakistani soldiers. Lamino, a human rights defender from Geneva, also spoke at the event, urging the Human Rights Council to take action against those responsible for the genocide.
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