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Priya Saha temporarily suspended

  • Published at 02:58 pm July 25th, 2019
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Leaders of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad at a briefing at National Press Club on Thursday, July 25, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Misrepresented Oikya Parishad, says Rana Dasgupta

The Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad has temporarily suspended its Organizing Secretary Priya Saha for tarnishing its image. 

The council’s General Secretary Rana Dasgupta said on Thursday: “Most of her comments are untrue. She was not representing Oikya Parishad but represented herself.”

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He said at a briefing at Press Club, “She has not been suspended over her remarks to the US President. She has been suspended for misrepresenting the organization.”

Priya Saha, a Bangladeshi national, participated in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the US Department of State in Washington DC from July 16-18.

Delegates from 106 countries, including about 40 foreign ministers, attended the conference at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state.

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Priya Saha, one of the organizing secretaries of Bangladesh’s largest multi faith platform, the Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, told US President Donald Trump that 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians had disappeared from the country, persecuted at the hands of fundamentalist Muslims who enjoyed political support. 

She also told Trump that her land has been grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists and sought his help so that Hindu, Buddhist and Christians could live in Bangladesh.