Secretariat Correspondent: The Foreign Ministry has strongly protested the false allegation made by Priya Saha to US President Donald Trump.
The foreign ministry issued a press release in this regard on Saturday morning.
“Priya Saha's allegation is false, fabricated and purposive. She wanted to distort the image of Bangladesh”, the press release said.
Priya Saha’s allegations have no basis as no such incident has taken place in the country. Bangladesh is a shining example of religious harmony, the press release added.
In the video clip that went viral on social media on Friday, Priya Saha was heard telling Trump that “Sir, I'm from Bangladesh. … 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians are disappeared. Please help us - for the Bangladeshi people. We want to stay in our country.”
She also said there are 18 million minority people. “My request is, please help us, we don’t want to leave our country, just help us stay. I've lost my home, they've burned my home, they (have) taken away my land, but no judgment (is) yet taken please, please….”
Trump was heard asking her, “Who took the land and home? In reply, she said the Muslim fundamentalist groups. “Always they're getting the political shelter, always.”
At one stage, Trump extended his hand and held her hand. They kept their hands on each other for a few seconds.
risingbd/Dhaka/July 20, 2019/Hasan/Mukul