CPB protests Akhand Bharat mural
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) today protested the installation of a mural at the newly inaugurated Indian parliament building depicting the Indian subcontinental landmass.
The mural has been interpreted as a map of Akhand Bharat or undivided India, which has drawn angry responses from political leaders across party lines in Nepal and Pakistan.
In a press release issued today, CPB said the mural is a disgrace towards Bangladesh's sovereignty and self-esteem.
The party said the mural may deteriorate India's relationship with its neighbouring countries and spread confusion and even can instigate communal violence.
The party also demanded that the government formally lodge a protest against the installation of the mural.