6:39 am - Saturday July 22, 2017

India says Mollah’s execution internal judicial outcome

Abdul Qauder Mollah’s execution  is an outcome of the internal judicial processes and laws of Bangladesh, said India reiterating its previous stance on Bangladesh’s internal matters.

Official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs, India Syed Akbaruddin on Friday came up with the remark in response to questions on Bangladesh, including the statement of opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, according to a media release issued by the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.

“We’re confident that as a democracy the people of Bangladesh will resolve their differences through dialogue and peaceful means, in an atmosphere free of violence,” Akbaruddin said.

bd-indiaHe said India’s relations with Bangladesh are broad based and inclusive ones. “India has always and will always respect the wishes of the people of Bangladesh. It’s for the people of Bangladesh to decide their future. We’ve deep respect for their wisdom and achievements.”

Akbaruddin said, “We proceed with our relations with Bangladesh on the basis of the principles of mutual respect, mutual benefit, non-interference and respect for each other’s sovereignty.”

On Thursday, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia urged India to take a similar position as the United Nations, the European Union and world powers like the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, China and Japan have taken on the present political stalemate in Bangladesh over the next parliamentary elections.

“I urge the government and the people of India also to express solidarity with the world community showing respect to the sentiments, feelings and demands of the overwhelming majority of people of Bangladesh,” the leader of the opposition said in a press statement.


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