Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary programme postponed; PM Modi may not visit Bangladesh

Bangladesh has stalled the key programme to indicate Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth centenary to be held on March 17.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been scheduled to attend the occasion.

Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, the primary coordinator of the committee to execute yearlong birth centenary programmes, stated the decision has been taken following three instances of COVID-19 surfaced in Bangladesh.

"A Gathering was anticipated on March 17 at the National Parade Ground. However, considering the circumstance, we've opted to postpone it," Mr. Chowdhury, a senior bureaucrat, informed The Hindu. He, however, suggested that the occasion was"postponed rather than cancelled."

"We Have a meeting where we'll determine how -- to what scale -- we shall indicate March 17 [the 100th birth anniversary of Mujibur Rahman] and on the upcoming occasion," Mr. Chowdhury said.

Even though both sides have Not formally announced the cancellation of his scheduled trip on March 17, the postponement entails that Mr. Modi's Bangladesh trip"stands for today", said a source who's informed about the evolution.

"The Foreign Ministry [of Bangladesh] are going to have the ability to clarify regarding the trip," Mr. Chowdhury said.

Protests against visit
Last week, largescale protests were seen in Dhaka from Mr. Modi's trip.

Dhaka University students' union vice-president Nurul Haq told global press which they'd show against Mr. Modi's trip,"whenever he's in the city."

"We will attempt to halt the trip, at any price tag. We may March from college to airport or show about Indian High Commission," he said .

Taking into Consideration the Circumstance Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited the nation a week to talk about concerning the trip of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Chowdhury said other programmes, scheduled during the year, would last according to strategy.

Bangladesh Government will upgrade the Indian authorities about"the programme Programs and programs linked to Mr. Modi's future trip", stated a source.

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