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Indian Prime Minister’s trip has disappointed Bangladeshi people, says Acting Ameer
Monday, 08 June 2015
Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Maqbul Ahmed has issued the following statement on 7th June, 2015 expressing reaction to the just ended trip of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh.
“On behalf of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, we had issued a statement on 1st June, 2015 welcoming the visit of Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of the biggest democratic nation of the world to Bangladesh. 16 crore people of Bangladesh have been waiting eagerly to witness some fruitful solutions of the yearlong debates and pending issues between Bangladesh and India.
During the just ended visit of the Indian Premier, 19 treaties, protocol and memorandum of understanding including for facilitating bilateral trade, coastal shipment and bus communications between the two countries. India will get a chance of use the Bangladeshi sea port of Chittagong and Mongla. They would get the facility to transport to North-East India by using the land territory of Bangladesh. All these treaties have been signed for the interest of India.
During the visit, Indian Prime Minister was accompanied by the Chief Ministers of those states which are geographically adjacent to Bangladesh. Naturally, the people of Bangladesh expected that they would get due share of the common river like Teesta and Muhuri of Feni. But the people got disappointed as no discussions were held in this regard. Bangladesh is gradually turning into desert as the complicacies with the sharing of common river water are not being resolved. These are also causing negative impact upon the national economy. Another burning issue for Bangladesh is the civilian killing at the frontier by Indian border guard, BSF. People also expected that this problem would be addressed as well during this trip. But that was not happened which frustrated people severely.
To the Bangladeshi people, world communities and to neighboring country of India, it is clear that the present government in Bangladesh has captured the state power unlawfully through a farcical election held on 5th January, 2014 which experienced less than 5 percent turnout. All the global forums including United Nations have expressed their reservation about that controversial election and voiced to hold another fair and inclusive election ensuring the participation of all the parties.
Bangladeshi people also hoped that during the visit of the Prime Minister of the neighboring country, their desire for restoring democracy would be fulfilled. But no such steps were visible and people became extremely disappointed.
We hope as the Prime Minister of the biggest democratic nation of the world, Mr. Narendra Modi would play sincere and significant role to restore democracy in Bangladesh.”