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Assam NRC row won’t affect ties with India, says Bangladesh Foreign Minister

State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Shahriar Alam, said that there is no reason for Bangladesh to panic about National Register of Citizens row.

Alam told this to reporters after a program organised at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka on Thursday. He also said that some people are trying to politicise Assam’s citizen list.

“Assam government gave a clear explanation on the citizen list. There will be no impact on Bangladesh-India bilateral relations with this list. There is nothing to be worried about it,” Alam said.

The Assam government released the final draft of National Citizen List (NRC) on July 30. There has been discussion and criticism in the political circles. Bangladesh considers the matter as India’s internal affair.

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla. said, “Bangladesh should not worry about the list published by Assam government. There is nothing to be afraid of those whose names have been dropped off from the list.”

“This citizen list has been made according to the directions of the Supreme Court of India. This is not a political decision. This list will not affect the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India,” Shringla said.

We have a friendly relationship with Bangladesh and we would like to move forward in the coming days, Shringla concluded.




News credit: Indiatoday

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