ICSF welcomes US Congress initiative

Pakistan army's atrocity during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.

The International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF) has welcomed the resolution ‘Recognising the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971’ introduced in the US House of Representatives, reports news agency UNB.

The resolution is the first of its kind relating to the genocide of 1971 perpetrated in Bangladesh by the Pakistan Army, presented anywhere to any legislative body in the world, the ICSF said in a statement Sunday.

“We laud this initiative from Congressman Steve Chabot and Congressman Ro Khanna for tabling this bi-partisan resolution,” the statement reads.

The ICSF called upon the Bangladeshi diaspora around the globe to create the necessary pressure on their respective representatives so that other countries may follow the suit and together become a formidable force in securing the global recognition of genocide perpetrated in Bangladesh during 1971.

The forum is an independent global network of experts, justice advocates and organisations committed to ending impunity for international crimes, ensuring justice for the victims of these crimes, and upholding rule of law and human rights.

The ICSF’s work centres on the genocide perpetrated in Bangladesh in 1971 and it is working to obtain global recognition of it.