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Bangladesh honours 1971 war victims

The Bangladeshi government has observed its first Genocide Day, marking the anniversary of a crackdown on civilians by Pakistani forces in 1971.

The Bangladeshi government has observed its first Genocide Day, marking the anniversary of a crackdown on civilians by Pakistani forces in 1971.

The events of the war remain divisive, with recent war crimes trials resulting in widespread violence.

Al Jazeera’s Maher Sattar reports from the capital, Dhaka.