গত ৭ জুলাই জেনেভায় জাতিসংঘের ইউরোপীয় সদর দফতরের সামনে ‘একাত্তরের ঘাতক দালাল নির্মূল কমিটি’র কেন্দ্র ও সর্ব ইউরোপীয় শাখার সহযোগিতায় সুইজারল্যান্ডের নির্মূল কমিটি বাংলাদেশে গণহত্যার আন্তর্জাতিক স্বীকৃতি এবং বাংলাদেশে আশ্রয়গ্রহণকারী মিয়ানমারে গণহত্যার শিকার ১১ লক্ষাধিক রোহিঙ্গা শরণার্থীর দ্রæত স্বদেশ প্রত্যাবর্তনে জাতিসংঘ এবং আন্তর্জাতিক স¤প্রদায়কে সক্রিয় হওয়ার আহŸান জানিয়ে সমাবেশ ও মানববন্ধন কর্মসূচি পালন করে। এই উপলক্ষে সাংসদ আরমা দত্তের ভার্চ্যুয়ালি প্রদত্ত লিখিত বক্তব্য তুলে ধরা হলো।
I, Aroma Dutta, a direct victim and a survivor of GENOCIDE of 1971, standing in front of the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, with a plea to the International Communities for recognition of GENOCIDE of 1971 in Bangladesh, during the NINE MONTH long WAR of LIBERATION, where more than 3 MILLION innocent BENGALI People were brutally tortured and killed by the Pakistani Armies. More than 2 HUNDRED THOUSAND innocent Bengali Women were Raped in various “Rape Camps” by the Pakistani Armies . More than 10 MILLION People for saving their lives were forced to leave their home-land to the neighboring country, INDIA as REFUGEES. The GENOCIDE started with the OPERATION SEARCH LIGHT on the night of 1971, by the Pakistani Milliatary Janta. It pursued systematic elimination of Nationalist Bengali Civilians , Students, Intelligentsia, Religious Minorities including all strata of the population and Bengali Armed Personnel’s. The Pakistani Army was backed by the Radical Religious Militias, Razakars, Al-Bader, Al-Shams, assisting during raids and killings of local innocent populace.
Members of the Pakistani Military and their supporting Militias was engaged in Mass Murder, Deportation, Systemic Torture and Genocidal Rape. Atrocities committed by the Pakistani Military, in 1971, was the worst GENOCIDE which has ever happened in this Planet, which is incomparable to any other Genocides, which has ever taken place in the history of the World .
Just two days before the surrender of the Pakistani Armies to the JOINT FORCES, on 14th December, 1971, Pakistani Army along with Razakar Militia, Al-Shams and Al -Badr Forces picked up a large section of the intellectual communities of Bangladesh with more than 100, Intelligentsias , Physicians, Professors, Academicians, Writers, Cultural Activists , Engineers were brutally tortured and murdered mercilessly, leaving dead bodies in a mass grave , which was a blue print design to make Bangladesh totally devoid of Intellectuals.
Numerous innocent Bengali Young Women were captured from all around the then East Pakistan by the Pakistani Armies and kept them in “Rape Camps” in various Cantonments and mercileously used them as “ Sex Slaves” tortured, raped and killed by the Pakistani Armies and many committed suicide. This widespread Rape of Bangladeshi women lead to birth of thousands of “WAR BABIES”.
I am representing as a Member from a “Martyrs Family (Shaheed Paribar)”.
My Grand Father Shaheed Dhirendra Nath Datta, who is a National Figure and a Law Maker who was the Member of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan (CAP) in 1947. He was the first person to demand BANGLA as the LINGUA FRANCA of the State Pakistan, which was the Language of the Majority People and Language of the Commonors in the then Pakistan in the first Constituent Assembly Session on 24th February, 1948 in Karachi. With his demand for “Bangla” as one of the State Language of Pakistan, the Language Movement was instantly initiated by the Students of the then East Pakistan in March, 1948.
The Pakistani Armies in the first hour of Crack –down of Operation Search Light in March, 1971, arrested my Grand Father , Dhirendra Nath Datta, at the age of 85 along with his Son, Dilip Datta, (45 Yrs) and took them to the Comilla Mainamati Cantonment, brutally tortured the Father and the Son for more than fortnights and killed and thrown them in a “Mass-Grave “ in Comilla Mainamati Cantonment, their Dead Bodies were never found.
I am here to-day as a victim and a survivor and a Member of a Martyr Familes, demanding recognition of GENOCIDE of 1971, in Bangladesh on the innocent Bangali Population on the basis of the Declaration of “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide on the basis of Article II and Article III, which was declared on 9th December, 1948 and Ratified on 12 January, 1951, in accordance with Article XIII after the World War II. The World said, “never again”. But unfortunately, in 1971 the World watched the worst GENOCIDE conducted by the Pakistani Army killing their OWN PEOPLE in East Pakistan for their Ethnic and Cultural identities and difference.
My Plea to the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva to recognize the worst and horrendous genocide, which has taken place in Bangladesh, even worst then the Holocaust in 1971.
The GENOCIDE of Bangladesh, 1971 qualifies Articles II and III and given the Historical Facts all Atrocities committed by the Pakistani Armies to innocent Bengali People, demands for recognizing the genocide of the Bangladesh under the given description.
In the Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crime and Genocide under Article II and III, I am demanding recognition of GENOCIDE in Bangladesh, 1971.
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group
The following acts shall be punishable:
(b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;
(c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
(d) Attempt to commit genocide;
(e) Complicity in genocide.
I , Aroma Dutta, presently, a Member of the Bangladesh National Parliament, demanding to recognize genocide of 1971 in Bangladesh and STOP GENOCIDE in Myanmar and all other Nations in Bangladesh for ensuring PEACE and SECURITY .
Thank you to the Swiss Chapter for organizing this Rally and all European Chapters for making this very strategic event a grand success. My heartfelt gratitude to all Guest Participants who have joined the Rally, either, physically or virtually towards making a Peaceful World.
Member of the Bangladesh National Parliament.
Date: 7th July, 2021.