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Minority communities condemn Priya Saha’s statement

  • Published at 06:45 pm July 22nd, 2019
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The leaders of the religious platforms - Hindu Religious Welfare Trust, Buddhist Religious Welfare Trust and Christian Religious Welfare Trust during a press conference in Dhaka on Monday, July 22, 2019 Focus Bangla

The representatives also urged the government to investigate whether her comments were persuaded by any group or individual

Representatives of several religious platforms have condemned Priya Saha’s statement to US President Donald Trump, on the torture of religious minority communities in Bangladesh.

Terming Priya’s allegations as “false and baseless,” the representatives also urged the government to investigate whether her comments were persuaded by any group or individual. 

The leaders of the religious platforms - Hindu Religious Welfare Trust, Buddhist Religious Welfare Trust, and Christian Religious Welfare Trust - came up with the demand at a press conference in Dhaka on Monday.

“Priya Saha's statement hurts the emotions and feelings of our country's people, and people are condemning the statement,” Hindu Religious Welfare Trust vice chairman Subrata Pal said while reading out a written speech.

He also demanded the government to identify any instigator, if any, behind the incident through a neutral investigation, and take action against them.


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Responding to a query on whether Priya's statement amounts to sedition, he said “Of course.”

He also said the complaint made to Trump by Priya Saha is not realistic.

The fact of 37 million Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians being disappeared from the country, is fabricated, false, and purposeful, he said.

“Seeking justice from any other country on Bangladesh's internal issues can never be acceptable,” he added.

Priya Saha, a Bangladeshi national, who participated in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, held at the US Department of State in Washington, DC in mid July, pleaded to US president Trump to save 18 million people of minority groups in Bangladesh from persecution.

She told US President Donald Trump that 37 million Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians were disappeared from the country, persecuted at the hands of fundamentalist Muslims groups, who enjoyed political support.

Bangladesh government had sternly condemned the statement.