Final Up to date: October 30, 2022, 00:33 IST
Kolkata [Calcutta], India
Bangladesh Data Minister Hasan Mahmud Saturday mentioned the Sheikh Hasina authorities is dedicated to the protection of its Hindu minorities and the peaceable Durga Puja celebrations within the nation this 12 months is a sworn statement to it.
Mahamud, who’s within the metropolis to inaugurate Bangladesh Movie Competition, mentioned the Indo-Bangla relation isn’t dependent solely on the Teesta water sharing settlement between the 2 nations.
“The Sheikh Hasina authorities is dedicated to defending the rights of Hindu minorities in Bangladesh. The latest peaceable Durga Puja celebration within the nation is a sworn statement to it. This 12 months the variety of Durga Pujas held in Bangladesh was a lot increased than final 12 months,” Mahmud mentioned at a press convention on the Press Membership right here.
Referring to the communal violence in Bangladesh throughout Durga Puja in 2021, he mentioned the nation’s authorities was further cautious to keep away from any untoward incident this 12 months.
“Those that had tried to create issues throughout Durga Puja stand uncovered. We’ve got taken particular measures to make sure no untoward incident takes place,” he mentioned.
Talking on India-Bangladesh relations, the minister mentioned greater than the federal government to authorities relations it’s the people-to-people associations between the 2 international locations which have helped strengthen the diplomatic relations.
“Our bilateral relation isn’t solely depending on Teesta (Water sharing). Every time I come to India, I’m requested this query. Our relationship is numerous,” he added.
The Teesta river water settlement has been hanging hearth for greater than a decade resulting from opposition from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
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