No Bangladeshi went to India after the 1971 war: BNP

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:32, Sep 11, 2019 | Updated : 15:34, Sep 11, 2019

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks during a human chain program organized by BNP, in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, September 11, 2019No Bangladeshi citizens had gone to India following Independence after the Liberation War in 1971, says the BNP.
"After the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the ministers and politicians of our neighbouring country have told us they will send back the 'infiltrators' from Bangladesh," Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Wednesday (Sept 11).
Speaking at a human chain demonstration demanding release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, he said, "... no Bangladeshi went to India after our country achieved independence."
The senior BNP leader claimed that a “deep conspiracy” was on to “endanger the independence and sovereignty” the country.
The Awami League government has not been able to solve the Rohingya crisis because it is not legitimate and on top of that it lacks courage, according to Fakhrul.
"Because of their submissive foreign policy, the government was unable to repatriate a single Rohingya in two years."
BNP National Standing Committee members Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Goyeshwar Chandra Roy and Nazrul Islam Khan also addressed the demonstration among others.
On Aug 31, India excluded nearly 2 million people from the citizenship list made in the northeastern state of Assam.
A day after the NRC was published, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah said that his government, the Bharatiya Janata Party, wants "not only Assam, but the entire country to be cleansed of illegal immigrants".