Law will take own course
Foreign Minister Dipu Moni yesterday said she does not know if there is any room for compromise on Prof Yunus' matter within the ambit of law.
Responding to 26 US Congressmen's letter to the Prime Minister on March 11 for a satisfactory compromise on Prof Yunus' matter, she said it is obvious that law will take its own course.
“An independent country will apply law independently,'' she added.
Replying to a question at a press briefing at the foreign ministry, Dipu Moni said, “I have not yet gone through the letter. Since the letter has been sent to the Prime Minister, she must have received it.”
The foreign minister, however, declined to elaborate her comment since, she said, the matter is pending before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
On another question, if the political process has been exhausted to figure out a compromise between the government and Prof Yunus, she said the finance minister discussed the matter with Prof Yunus and later took the decision, and he (Yunus) later went to court to seek redress.
“The finance minister is in a better position to say whether the political process has been exhausted or not,” she added.
The foreign minister further said Bangladesh is an independent country and its legal system has the international standard and is acclaimed everywhere.
“Some may be happy or unhappy by any legal decision, but it should be allowed to go its own course,” she said.
Twenty-six members of the Congressional Caucus on Bangladesh sent the letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urging to resolve the matter with Prof Yunus through a mutually satisfactory compromise that ensures the ongoing independence of Grameen Bank.
The letter written by members of the Congressional Caucus on Bangladesh, an organisation focused on strengthening the United States-Bangladesh relationship, said “we are troubled” by removal of Dr Yunus from his position at Grameen Bank.