Priya Saha to face sedition charges: Quader
Terming the allegation made by Priya Saha to US president Donald Trump about Bangladesh ‘absolutely false’, ruling Bangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said she will be sued on sedition charges, reports news agency UNB.
“Priya Saha’s allegation was absolutely false. No one will agree with her. A sedition case will be filed against her. The process is underway,” said Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, while talking to newsmen at AL president’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka.
Priya Saha, one of the organising secretaries of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, was seen telling US president Donald Trump, among other things, that 37 million Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people have been disappeared from Bangladesh.
She also told president Trump that her land has been grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists and sought his help so that Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people can live in Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh government on Saturday said it appears that there was an ulterior motive behind Priya Saha’s “absolutely false and concocted” stories that were targeted to malign Bangladesh.
“Bangladesh is a beacon of religious freedom and communal harmony, where people of all faiths have been living in peace for ages,” said the foreign ministry, strongly protesting all the “blatant lies” Priya Saha told US president Donald Trump.
The government also condemned her remarks in the strongest possible terms.
Bangladesh national Priya Saha took part in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held at the US Department of State in Washington, DC on 16-18 July.
Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen also attended the meeting.
Delegates from 106 countries, including about 40 foreign ministers, took part in the meeting at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State.