Those who boycott India, left out of the people: State Minister Khalid Mahmud

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Published: March 27, 2024, 06:35 PM

Those who boycott India, left out of the people: State Minister Khalid Mahmud

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State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, speaking at a discussion meeting titled ‍‍`Historical leadership of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the development of the country,‍‍` organized by the Ministry of Shipping, made significant remarks regarding the sentiments towards India in Bangladesh.

Chowdhury addressed the issue of those raising anti-India slogans, stating that such individuals are essentially alienated from the people of Bangladesh and harbor pro-Pakistani sentiments. He emphasized that their actions aim to establish a Pakistani ideology within the country.

Highlighting the historical significance of India‍‍`s support during Bangladesh‍‍`s independence war, Chowdhury condemned the communal nature of anti-India slogans. He stressed that the liberation war was fought against communalism, and the sacrifices made by countless individuals should not be undermined by divisive rhetoric.

Expressing concern over the potential resurgence of communal violence akin to events following 2001, Chowdhury warned against regressing to a period where Bangladesh was plagued by terrorism. He underscored the importance of preserving the progress made since then and reiterated the need for unity and development in Bangladesh.

Chowdhury also criticized attempts to diminish the legacy of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, highlighting his pivotal role in uniting various factions within Bangladesh. He emphasized that Bangabandhu‍‍`s vision and leadership were instrumental in shaping the country‍‍`s trajectory.

Addressing the skepticism surrounding Bangladesh‍‍`s future, Chowdhury debunked pessimistic forecasts made by foreign entities post-independence. He credited Bangabandhu for defying such narratives and steering Bangladesh towards development and progress.

The state minister urged the nation to remember India‍‍`s crucial role during the liberation war, emphasizing the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers and the support extended to Bangladesh in its time of need. He cautioned against forgetting these contributions and called for gratitude towards India for its unwavering support.

In conclusion, Chowdhury underscored the importance of acknowledging the shared history and sacrifices that led to Bangladesh‍‍`s independence. He urged against divisive sentiments and emphasized the need for unity and progress under the principles espoused by Bangabandhu.

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