The most horrific massacre in history: There have been many such massacres in world history, which can hardly be forgotten. One such massacre took place about 25 years ago, about which it is said that in the horrific massacre that lasted entirely 100 days, not one or two, but about eight lakh people were killed.
It would not be wrong to call it the most horrific massacre in history. The story of the beginning of this massacre is also shocking. So let’s know where and why this massacre happened, in which millions of people were killed.
The most horrific massacre in history, eight lakh people were killed in just 100 days
The horrific massacre took place in the African country of Rwanda, which began in 1994 with the assassination of Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundi President Siren.
His airplane itself was blown up. Those who shot the ship are yet to be determined, but some believe Rwanda’s Hutu extremists are responsible for it, while others believe the Rwandan Patriac Front (RPF) did it.
Since both presidents belonged to the Hutu community, the Hutu extremists blamed the Rwanda Patriac Front for the assassination. However, the RPF alleged that the ship was flown by Hutu extremists to give them an excuse for the massacre. This massacre was an ethnic conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu people.
It is said that in this struggle that lasted 100 days from April 7, 1994, the Hutu community started killing their neighbors, relatives, and even their wives coming from the Tutsi population.
It is said that the people of the Hutu community who killed their wives belonging to the Tutsi community killed them only because they would have been killed if they had not done so.
Not only this, people of the Tutsi community killed, but also women belonging to this community were kept as sex slaves (slaves for sex).
However, it is not the case that only the people of the Tutsi community were killed in this massacre. Thousands of people from the Hutu community also died in it.
According to some human rights organizations, Rwandan Patrike Front (RPF) fighters killed thousands of people from the Hutu community after Rwanda took power.
However, to avoid this massacre, millions of people in Rwanda fled and took refuge in other countries.
An international criminal court was set up in 2002, about seven years after the Rwandan genocide, to punish those responsible for the murders. However, the killers could not be punished there. The United Nations Security Council then created an International Criminal Tribunal in Tanzania, where many people were convicted and sentenced for the massacre.
Apart from this, secular courts were also formed in Rwanda, so that those responsible for the killings could be prosecuted. It is said that about 10 thousand people had died in jail before the trial.
It is believed that it is illegal to speak about tribalism in Rwanda due to the genocide in the ethnic conflict. According to the government, this has been done so that hatred does not spread among the people, and Rwanda does not have to face another massacre.
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