BNP watches Kashmir situation with concern

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 15,2019


Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said it was closely watching the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with concern after India scrapped its special status.

In a statement signed by its senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, the party said, ‘the people of Bangladesh, due to unique history of the subcontinent, always expect peace and security in the region. Being informed through media, Bangladesh Nationalist Party is closely watching with concern the situation of Kashmir.’

‘BNP expect immediate return of security and peace to Kashmir’s people, political leaders, and mass media,’ the statement read.

‘The BNP finds the United Nation’s call to all the parties to show patience a timely call. BNP thinks UN secretary general’s proposal to all the parties concerned to solve the crisis through talks as practical one,’ the statement added.

It said that BNP believed that any problem could be solved through talks among the parties concerned.

‘BNP believes that the present elected government of India will solve the problem through ensuring fundamental rights of all citizens as per the inherent spirit of its constitution. BNP keenly hopes that solution of Kashmir crisis would speed up the process of continuation of peace, harmony, development and security in the region,’ the statement read.

India on August 5 dropped a constitutional provision for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which has long been a flashpoint in ties with neighbouring Pakistan, to make its own laws.

The Indian government imposed unprecedented lockdown across the valley restricting several fundamental rights of the people in the region since last week, according to international media.

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