Priya Saha to be sued for sedition: Quader
Terming the allegation made by Priya Saha to US President Donald Trump about Bangladesh 'absolutely false', Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said she will be sued on sedition charges.
"Priya Saha's allegation was absolutely false. No one will agree with her. A sedition case will be filed against her. The process is underway," he said while talking to reporters at AL president's Dhanmondi political office.
Priya Saha, a Bangladeshi national, participated in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held at the US Department of State in Washington, DC on July 16-18. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen also attended the meeting.
Delegates from 106 countries, including about 40 Foreign Ministers, took part in the meeting at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State.
Priya Saha, one of the organising secretaries of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, was seen telling US President Donald Trump, among other things, that 37 million Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people have been disappeared from Bangladesh.
She also told President Trump that her land has been grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists and sought his help so that Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people can live in Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, the government on Saturday said it appears that there was an ulterior motive behind Priya Saha's absolutely false and concocted stories that were targeted to malign Bangladesh.
"Bangladesh is a beacon of religious freedom and communal harmony, where people of all faiths have been living in peace for ages," said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, strongly protesting all the blatant lies told by Priya Saha to US President Donald Trump.
The government also condemned her remarks in the strongest possible terms.