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Ducsu VP vows bloodshed if Modi attends Bangabandhu birth centenary

  • Published at 09:07 pm February 26th, 2020
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Nur urged world leaders to boycott Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as it will spread riots across Asia

Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) Vice President (VP) Nurul Haque Nur has said a river of blood will flow if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebrations. 

He was speaking during a demonstration at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture on the Dhaka University campus on Wednesday. 

Nur said: " Following the 2002 Gujarat riots, the US refused to give Modi a visa despite his being the chief minister of the Indian state. 

“If he attends the birth centenary of Bangabandhu in March, it will be a dishonour to our Father of the Nation."

He also said: "Bangladesh has invited many other non-communal leaders from India like Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India. We appreciate those invitations and salute these individuals too.”

“We will not allow the image of Bangabandhu during his birth centenary inaugural program to be tarnished by Modi being invited here,” he added.

Ducsu Vice President Nur speaks during a demonstration at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture on the Dhaka University campus on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Dhaka Tribune

Nur urged the government not to allow Narendra Modi to join this historic occasion.

The Ducsu vice president also urged world leaders to boycott the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organization, of which Modi has been a member since the age of eight. 

Otherwise the organization will spread riot across the Asian continent, as Nur fears. 

He doubted that the violent attack on him at his Ducsu office on December 22, 2019 was fueled by India.

Nur requested everyone not to slander the Hindu community for Modi’s deeds.

After the demonstration, Nur and his platform, Bangladesh Students' Rights Council, which was earlier known as Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council and was renamed on February 17 --- its second anniversary, brought out a procession across the campus.

At least 23 people have been killed and nearly 200 wounded in violent clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over the controversial citizenship law, with many suffering gunshot wounds amid looting and arson attacks in Delhi coinciding with a visit to India by US President Donald Trump.