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Urdu speakers in Bangladesh urge permanent ceasefire

Urdu speakers in Bangladesh urge permanent ceasefire

Staff Correspondent

Minority Council of Urdu Speaking People of Indian Origin in Bangladesh has urged the UN to intervene and lift the siege on Gaza and broker a permanent ceasefire.

The council formed a human chain in front of the United Nations office in Agargaon in the capital yesterday protesting Israel's 20-day long military attack on Gaza, which left more  than 1,000 people dead, said a press release.

Later, the council submitted a written petition to the local UN office addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon urging him to ensure free flow of supplies to Palestinian territory by land, sea and air.

The press release, signed by Mintu Warsi, the organisation's office secretary, claimed that some countries are directly and indirectly supporting acts of terrorism and war crimes committed across the world.

The organisation also expressed its frustration regarding the investigation of the June 14 incident in Dhaka's Kalshi area where 10 people of the Bihari camp were burnt to death.



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