Remembering Genocide

This body of work is dedicated to those who suffered and endured the hardships of war and conflict. The lessons learned are meant to build a better, safer and more cohesive world for everyone.

This corner of the web is especially dedicated to the study and memory of the Bangladesh Genocide (একাত্তরের গণহত্যা). The Bangladesh Genocide Memorial Day (গণহত্যা স্মরণ দিবস, Gaṇahatyā Smaraṇ Dibas) is a national day observed on 25 March in Bangladesh to commemorate the victims of the Bengali genocide of 1971, approved unanimously in 2017.

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For kin and family

During 1971, Parvez was in Lalmonirhat along with his mother (Nurun Nessa Chowdhury), father (Abdur Rahman Chowdhury), immediate elder brother (Tofael Ilahi Chowdhury), and a first-cousin (Abul Hasnath Chowdhury) who is equally considered to be a brother. Although Parvez was abducted and tortured, he survived the war, while his father, immediate elder brother, and cousin-brother were brutally martyred. 

Parvez is married to Syeda Tahmina Abdal, who also lost her father, Syed Sirajul Abdal (Shaheed) during the liberation struggle. He was a charismatic tea planter from Sylhet and was reported to have been killed on May 19th, 1971. He too was viciously tortured and executed by the Pakistani military. 

Sadly, we were never able to recover the martyred bodies of any of the four aforementioned immediate family members. 

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Mission of the project

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