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India has huge function in political stability of Bangladesh: Bangla minister

Asserting that ties between the 2 nations go a lot past the pending Teesta water sharing pact, Bangladesh’s Info and Broadcasting Minister, Muhammad Hasan Mahmud, on Tuesday mentioned India has a performed a task in sustaining political stability in his nation by guaranteeing regional stability.

Addressing the media on the Press Membership of India right here, Mahmud additionally mentioned that Dhaka has accepted New Delhi’s invitation to the G20 summit, to be held right here in September 2023.

Bangladesh is the one guest-country from the South Asian area to have been invited to the summit.

Requested about implications of assaults on minority Hindus in Bangladesh, and the ensuing concentrating on of Muslims in India, Mahmud attributed such assaults on minorities in Bangladesh to “fanatic teams” and mentioned the Hasina authorities has ensured security and safety of Hindus within the nation.

Stating that the connection between the neighbours has deepened underneath the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, Mahmud mentioned, “Progress of Bangladesh would by no means have been attainable with out political…all-out assist of India. We’re grateful to India and its authorities for the assist to Bangladesh. Political stability within the nation [Bangladesh] is among the most important preconditions for prosperity, and that has been persevering with in Bangladesh for the final 14 years.”

He mentioned, “I strongly consider that regional stability is essential to keep up political stability in Bangladesh, and to maintain regional stability, and thereby political stability, in Bangladesh, India has performed a task.”

By the way, the subsequent normal election in Bangladesh is anticipated to be held by the top of 2023. The Hasina-led Awami League has been governing the nation since 2009, having gained three successive elections.

Responding to a query on the destiny of the Teesta water-sharing settlement, which is an emotive problem in Bangladesh, Mahmud mentioned he hopes the deadlock might be damaged. “The connection between India and Bangladesh may be very numerous, it doesn’t rely solely on the Teesta water-sharing. We’re sharing many issues. Bangladesh and India are engaged to resolve the difficulty and there’s progress. (There are) some obligations and procedures underneath India’s Structure; I hope that after following all procedures, that might be resolved in future,” he mentioned.

On the difficulty of minorities in his nation, Mahmud mentioned: “Nobody is a minority (in Bangladesh). Our Prime Minister says, ‘don’t really feel you’re a minority, you’re a son of the soil; that is your nation’. Underneath Bangladesh’s Structure, all people has equal rights. After all, there are fanatic teams each in India and Bangladesh who attempt to ignite fanaticism and destabilise concord throughout spiritual teams. That occurs all over the place.”

He claimed that over the previous few years the Bangladesh authorities has adopted a “robust” stance towards such components. “This 12 months, Durga Puja was celebrated in a festive method. The variety of puja pandals elevated by 700 over final 12 months.” He blamed “faux information and propaganda on social media” for final 12 months’s assaults towards Hindus.

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