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One-minute blackout to mark Genocide day: Home boss
Dhaka, 11 Mar, Abnews: The nation will observe a one-minute blackout across the country on March 25 night, marking the Mass Killing Day.
 
The blackout will be observed from 9:00pm to 9:01pm on the night.
 
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan came up with the announcement on Sunday. He said the government has decided to observe a one-minute ‘Blackout’ programme on the night of March 25, marking ‘Genocide Day’.
 
The minister disclosed this after a meeting at the conference room of the ministry with the presence of top officials of the law enforcement agencies on observing ‘Genocide Day’ on March 25 and Independence Day on March 26, reports the UNB.
 
Home Minister said, “We decided to observe a symbolic blackout programme across the country for a minute, from 9:00pm to 9:01pm, on March 25 marking the Mass Killing Day. We are going to take steps to observe the programme properly. But emergency establishments will remain out of the purview of the programme.”
 
In reply to a query Asaduzzaman said, “The government will not switch off electricity. We people will do it everywhere respectively. To encourage people, advertisements will be published on TVs, radios and newspapers. Alongside, messages will be served on mobile phone in this regard. Massive security steps will also be taken on the occasion.”
 
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