6th Int’l Confce on BD Genocide and Justice opens in Dhaka

Dhaka, Nov 15 – The Liberation War Museum is holding an international conference on Bangladesh Genocide and Justice along with an exhibition titled ‘Quilt of Memory and Hope’ from 14-16 November at the museum venue in Agargaon, Dhaka.Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the 6th edition of the international conference and exhibition as the guest of honor on Thursday at the Liberation War Museum. Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman, Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ) director Mofidul Hoque and Liberation War Museum’s trustee Ziauddin Tariq Ali also spoke at the inauguration ceremony.
“This conference is being organized at the time when we are preparing to observe the 50th anniversary of the 1971 genocide. Such initiatives are important tools for creating social framework for atrocity prevention,” minister praised the initiative of this international conference.
A book on the exhibition with the same name was also unveiled at the inauguration ceremony.
The exhibition is organized by AJAR (Asia Justice and Rights) in collaboration with Liberation War Museum and was inaugurated by Foreign Affairs minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, shortly after the inauguration of the conference.
A cultural programme was also arranged after both the inaugurations, by the performers of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The three-day conference is scheduled to be attended and participated by notable genocide scholars, jurists and academics from home and abroad. 28 foreign delegates from different countries and disciplines are attending this year’s conference, which is themed around highlighting Rohingya Persecution. – UNB