Hasina seeks support for war crimes trial

September 30, 2013 12:14 am | Updated November 16, 2021 10:17 pm IST - DHAKA:

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the international community to lend support to the ongoing trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 War.

At the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Friday, she told the global leaders that the trials were “indispensable to establish justice, human rights and the rule of law”.

The completion of the trials, she hoped, would purge the Bangladesh of the stigma it had been carrying for 42 years.

She reminded the world leaders that the Pakistani troops and their collaborators perpetrated genocide, rape, arson and crimes against humanity in the former East Pakistan when over three million people died and a quarter of a million women were raped.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.