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The nation observed a one-minute blackout from 9:00pm to 9:01 pm across the country tonight in remembrance of the brutality carried out by Pakistani Army on the unarmed Bengalis on the black night of March 25 in 1971. - A home for your website

During the blackout programme, the power supply suspended from 9:00 pm to 9:01 pm across the country.

Motor vehicles and important structures, however, remained out of the one-minute blackout observance.

In observance of the programme, necessary law enforcement agencies were engaged to ensure security for the countrymen.

The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) unanimously adopted a resolution to observe the March 25 as the “Gonohotya Dibos” (Genocide Day) on March 11, 2017.

Subsequently, the cabinet division in a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, unanimously endorsed the decision on March 20 in 2017.