The government has decided to observe one-minute symbolic 'blackout' from 9pm to 9.01pm on March 25 throughout the country marking the Genocide Day.
The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has taken an initiative to observe the blackout tonight marking genocide day.
On the black night of March 25 in 1971, the Pakistani military junta resorted to mass killing in Dhaka to implement their blueprint to thwart the Awami League’s assumption of office following the election mandate of 1970.
In the attack dubbed 'Operation Searchlight', the Pakistani forces mercilessly killed the Bangalee members of the East Pakistan Rifles and police, students, teachers and common people. They killed people indiscriminately, set fire to houses and property, and looted business establishments, leaving a trail of destruction.
On the occasion, the government has also imposed restriction on lighting at all the government, semi-government, autonomous, private buildings and structures on March 25's night.
But, lightings are allowed from the evening on March 26.
The decision has been taken by the government for implementing the national programmes commemorating the Genocide Day.
All the countrymen and concerned public-private organizations have been requested to implement the programmes.