Photo: Members of NRBPUK met Deputy PM.
Non Resident Bangladeshi Professionals (UK), led by its Convenor Dr Debasish Kar, met the Deputy Prime Minister Right Honourable Mr Nick Clegg on Friday, the 10th of May 2013, in his constituency office in Sheffield.
The meeting was to update him on the current political situation in Bangladesh, in particular, the heinous acts of terrorism carried out by Jamaat and their allies since the trial of the war criminals began. Discussion took place on the recent Dhaka seize programme of Hefazote Islami and the 18 party alliance led by the BNP and the circumstances under which the law enforcing agencies had to use force to disperse the crowd to restore peace and tranquility and to protect the country’s economic hub. They also discussed the major points of ‘Hefojate- Islami’ and their allies’ 13 points demand. It was also noted how the extremist fundamentalist forces terrorising the minority ethnic groups and destroying their places of worship while they are demanding implementation of ‘Blasphemy Law’ for expressing views against their own religious faith.
The meeting took place in a very friendly and congenial atmosphere and the Deputy Prime Minister expressed his concern at the irrational demand made by the fundamentalist forces. A briefing note with some recent photographs of activities of the anti-liberation forces were presented to him. He will discuss the matters with his cabinet colleagues including the Secretary of States for Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister and a follow up meeting will be organised in due course.