Dhaka, March 26 -- Bangladesh has urged the British House of Commons to bring and pass a fresh motion recognising the genocide carried out by Pakistani forces during the Liberation War in 1971.

The High Commissioner in London Saida Muna Tasneem made the call at a commemorative event hosted by the mission at the Parliament on Bangladesh's National Genocide Day on Monday, the high commission said in a statement.

"There is strong documentary and eyewitness evidence that genocide was committed on Bangladesh soil in 1971, yet the world has failed to recognise it," she said.

British MPs, academics, legal experts, freedom fighters and community leaders participated in the event titled 'Remembering the Bangladesh Genocide 1971: The Road to Int...