Khatak Dalal Nirmul Committee has demanded that the Pakistani embassy be removed from Dhaka if they do not apologize for the massacre in 1971. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that Islamabad has not responded despite several official offers of apology.
The demand for a public apology from Pakistan for the genocide in Bangladesh in 1971 has not been met even after 52 years of victory. Dhaka has also made proposals to Islamabad in various discussions at public and private levels. It has also been urged diplomatically. The foreign minister says that there is no alternative for the development of bilateral relations.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that many are personally apologizing for this. But they don’t want it publicly. Many in their country feel that Pakistan should apologise. But it is not possible because the country’s military does not agree.
Analysts say that Pakistan will be forced to apologize if the international recognition of the 1971 genocide is met. Then the United Nations will also be on Bangladesh’s side. But the Khatak Dalal Nirmul Committee alleged that the government is indifferent to this recognition.
Shahriar Kabir, president of Khatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, said, ‘I have not seen the government take any initiative in this regard. So far the government has not even formally written to India to recognize the 1971 genocide. If Pakistan doesn’t apologize then it should be clearly said – I don’t need to keep such a big embassy. The relationship should be brought down. Pakistan should be taught.’
Experts believe that it is more important to be tried for the genocide than to collect the compensation or debt of the liberation war from Pakistan.