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Musharraf apology to Bangladesh - The Telegraph

Musharraf apology to Bangladesh

David Blair

২০০২ সালের ৩০ জুলাই পাকিস্তানের তৎকালীন রাষ্ট্রপতি জেনারেল পারভেজ মোশাররফ সাভার জাতীয় স্মৃতিসৌধ পরিদর্শন করে ও পরিদর্শন বইতে একটি 'নোট' লিপিবদ্ধ করে। নোটে ১৯৭১ সালে বাংলাদেশে পাকিস্তান কর্তৃক সংঘটিত গণহত্যার দায় স্বীকার করে দুঃখ প্রকাশ করা হয় এবং প্রকারান্তরে 'ক্ষমা প্রার্থনা' করা হয়। এটিই সর্বপ্রথম কোন পাকিস্তানি সামরিক শাসকের, বাংলাদেশের কাছে কৃতকর্মের স্বীকারোক্তি সহ দুঃখ প্রকাশের ঘটনা।

পরদিন ৩১ জুলাই দ্য টেলিগ্রাফ পত্রিকায় এই বিষয় নিয়ে এই সংক্ষিপ্ত প্রতিবেদনটি প্রকাশিত হয়।

Musharraf apology to Bangladesh
David Blair

President Pervaiz Musharraf of Pakistan took a bold step yesterday when he implicitly apologised for the atrocities that scarred Bangladesh's war for independence from his country in 1971.

Gen Musharraf's expression of "regret", the first by a Pakistani military ruler, came during an official visit to Bangladesh.

His words received a mixed response, with the Bangladeshi government welcoming them but the country's opposition denouncing his gesture as inadequate.

Gen Musharraf visited a war memorial at Savar, near the capital, Dhaka, and left a handwritten note in the visitors' book.

"Your brothers and sisters in Pakistan share the pain of the events in 1971," he wrote. "The excesses committed during the unfortunate period are regretted. Let us bury the past in the spirit of magnanimity. Let not the light of the future be dimmed."

Later he repeated his regrets at an official banquet in Dhaka. Bangladesh claims that three million people died in the war of 1971 and blames the Pakistani army for countless atrocities.