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University teachers drew world attention to Bangladesh genocide

DHAKA, Mar 19, 2016(BSS)-University teachers were the first to draw the attention of the world to the on-going carnage in Occupied Bangladesh in 1971.

The vice-chancellor of Dhaka University Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury who was in Geneva then attending a conference left Switzerland for London and briefed the press on the genocide let loose by the Pakistan army in the country and especially in the Dhaka University area. His interview was printed in the Daily Telegraph of April 18, 1971. Earlier, he had spoken to BBC Bengali service where he described the horror through which his country was going through.

On April 23, 1971 all Bengalis studying in Scotland in a joint statement condemned the genocide in occupied Bangladesh and sought the support of academia the world over for the struggle of the Bengalis.

On July 1, 1971 the vice-chancellor of Chittagong University Dr A R Mullick launched a global campaign from Kolkata in support of the Bangladesh liberation war.