Pakistan High Commission removes ‘distorted’ image of Bangladesh national flag from Facebook page – The New Indian Express

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By ITP

DHAKA: Pakistan’s High Commission here on Sunday removed a controversial cover photo from its Facebook page that allegedly used a “distorted” image of the Bangladeshi national flag, after strong objection from Dhaka.

The High Commission had recently uploaded a collage of the national flags of Pakistan and Bangladesh as the cover photo of its official Facebook page. The collage image featured a flag that adds a moon and crescent to the original red and green flag of Bangladesh.

In a press conference, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said that objections were raised to the image of the flags of Bangladesh and Pakistan together on the Facebook page of the Pakistan High Commission and he was asked to remove the image. image.

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“However, I think there is no bad motive behind it,” he said.

“The Pakistani High Commission removed the distorted image of the Bangladeshi flag from their Facebook page around noon today (Sunday) when we asked them to do so,” said a Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry spokesman.

Various groups like ‘Bangladesh Muktijuddho Mancha’ Liberation War Fighters Organization and ‘Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee’ also protested against the Pakistan High Commission for uploading the distorted image, calling it a humiliation of the Bangladeshi flag.

Bangladesh, which was known as East Pakistan, gained its independence from Pakistan with crucial support from India after the nine-month War of Liberation in 1971.

Three million people were killed and thousands of women raped by the Pakistan Army and religious militias in the 1971 War of Liberation.

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Bangladesh-Pakistan relations experienced their nadir in 2010 when Dhaka launched the trial of Bangladeshi collaborators of the Pakistani Army during the War of Liberation and several top Jamaat-e-Islami party leaders were executed following legal proceedings. .

Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh Liberation War broke out after the sudden crackdown at midnight on March 25, 1971, in former East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) by Pakistani troops and ended on December 16.

The same year, Pakistan admitted defeat and unconditionally surrendered at Dhaka to allied forces made up of freedom fighters and Indian soldiers.

On March 26, 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman proclaimed the independence of Bangladesh.

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