Washington [US], Oct 26 (ANI): When it comes to international justice, one chapter that has been neglected for a long time is Bangladesh’s liberation war from Pakistan in 1971. This issue has never been given the attention it deserves because no was an ideological or partisan faction. seemed to benefit from it. However, the situation seems to be gradually changing, as a resolution was recently introduced in the US Congress to recognize the atrocities committed during the war.

On October 15, the House of Representatives passed a proposed resolution calling on US President Joe Biden to consider recognizing the atrocities committed by Pakistan’s armed forces in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

The resolution was co-sponsored by US Congressman Steve Chabat from the Republican Party and Congressman Ro Khanna, a Congressman of Indian origin from the Democratic Party. The eight-page resolution was titled “Recognition of the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide”, mainly focusing on the active role of the Pakistan Army, along with all its functioning auxiliaries, in actively participating in the 1971 mass rape and genocide.

The eight-page resolution is titled: “Recognizing the Genocide in Bangladesh” “Proud to join MP Steve Chubb in introducing the first resolution commemorating the 1971 Bengali genocide in which millions of ethnic Bengalis and Hindus were killed or displaced in one of the most forgotten genocides of our time,” Ro Hana tweeted after introducing the resolution on October 15.

“We must not let the years erase the memory of the millions who were killed. Genocide recognition strengthens the historical record, educates our fellow Americans, and lets would-be perpetrators know that such crimes will not be tolerated or forgotten,” Chabot, a Republican, said in a tweet.

This resolution opens the forgotten floodgates to perhaps the most horrific crimes against humanity committed in 1971. Global reference institutions such as the British Parliament, the United Nations in Geneva and the European Union Parliament in Brussels are taking note and acting accordingly.

The United States had a diametrically opposed policy position in 1971, when its administration actively supported General Yahya Khan, the dictator of West Pakistan, but fifty years on, there seems to have been an awakening at last.

Also, since the Awami League returned to power in Dhaka, a new attempt at military trials is expected. In March 2017, the government of Bangladesh announced that it would take the initiative to have the United Nations recognize the events of 1971 as genocide.

It is quite clear that the war crimes in Bangladesh in 1971 were committed with the specific intent to destroy an entire ethnic group.

Although the Pakistan Hamudur Rahman Commission report puts the figure at a disputed figure of just 26,000. However, Bangladesh’s official figures put the death toll at 3 million. The resolution draws particular attention to the nine-month war of independence of Bangladesh, from March to December 1971. It recalls the horrors inflicted during those months of carnage and mass rape, and expresses its condolences to the victims.

American diplomat Archer Blood’s cable is perhaps the most accurate chronological record of what happened that barbaric night, and it’s time to finally bring those responsible to justice after fifty years.

Biden also recently mentioned Pakistan as one of the most dangerous places in the world at a private Democratic Party fundraiser in California, referring to US foreign policy. Only time will tell the logical conclusion of the resolution and if the US administration is determined to go so far as to impose sanctions against Pakistan. At the moment, this is definitely the best step in the Dacian direction. (ANI)