Amid protests over statements in opposition to the Prophet Mohammed by two now-suspended BJP officers, a senior chief of the ruling Awami League mentioned the Bangladesh authorities was below strain to “act” as occasions in India have penalties for that nation .
Khandakar Goulam Moula Naqshbandi, chairman of the ruling Awami League’s subcommittee on spiritual affairs and a member of the advisory committee, additionally mentioned disruptive forces try to use such a state of affairs to disrupt regulation and order in Muslim-majority Bangladesh.
“Many issues come up because of conspiracies on the worldwide degree and petty politics on the native degree, however the state of affairs will worsen if rapid motion is just not taken,” Naqshbandi mentioned whereas chatting with a bunch of Indian journalists right here.
“Bangladesh is below strain from clerics and civil society to take motion in opposition to the statements made in opposition to the Prophet,” he mentioned, including that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is aware of how you can deal with the state of affairs.
Naqshbandi mentioned Bangladesh has good relations with India which is a pleasant nation.
He mentioned the actual incident was prima facie an inside matter of India, however “such incidents have an effect on the individuals right here (in Bangladesh).”
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A whole bunch of individuals took to the streets in a number of main cities in Bangladesh on Friday to protest controversial statements made by two former BJP spokesmen in opposition to the Prophet. The protesters gathered after Friday prayers, chanted slogans and referred to as on the Bangladesh authorities to sentence the “snide feedback” and boycott Indian merchandise within the Muslim-majority nation.
Naqshbandi mentioned such statements needs to be averted as they might damage anybody’s emotions.
Regardless of the BJP’s expulsion of Naveen Jindal and the suspension of Nupur Sharma and FIR in opposition to her by the BJP within the case, Naqshbandi mentioned it was a late step and the step was taken after the protests from Arab international locations.
“The (Bangladeshi) authorities is assessing the state of affairs,” he mentioned.
Requested whether or not the Hasina authorities’s Non secular Affairs Committee would supply recommendation on the matter, Naqshbandi mentioned: “Now we have mentioned this with the related minister and after additional discussions we’ll concern a press release.”
He mentioned India and Bangladesh have very shut ties and it is usually true that many worldwide powers try to disrupt relations between the 2 international locations.
On the difficulty of the continued assaults on Hindus in Bangladesh, he mentioned Prime Minister Hasina has zero tolerance for spiritual fundamentalists and has acted swiftly on such issues.
“When communal violence erupted in Comilla and Peerganj, the federal government acted instantly and the accused had been arrested inside 12 hours,” he mentioned.
In the meantime mentioned Dr. KM Saiful Islam Khan, Professor of Persian Language and Literature at Dhaka College, mentioned there was no want to connect extra significance to this matter now that the Indian authorities has taken acceptable steps.