British-Bangla think tank seeks UK govt’s help against violence in Bangladesh

Publish: 5:48 PM, November 23, 2023 | Update: 5:48 PM, November 23, 2023

Representatives of a British-Bangladesh think tank group has sought for extending cooperation between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh to prevent the latest violence in Bangladesh.

The group made their appeal while handing over a memorandum to British Prime Minister Rishi  Sunak  on Sunday (Nov 20).

The UK-based ‘study circle’ led by its coordinator Jamal Ahmed Khan, along with human right activist Ahmed Ullah and Journalist Rumana Afroz Rakhi,  handed over the memorandum at the British Prime Minister’s office in London.

The memorandum   voiced  concern on the latest violence  of blazing , vandalism and killing of  police personnel  in the name of grand rally on October 28 erupted by a quarter of communal anti-liberation fundamental evil forces centering  the upcoming national elections.

For protecting the secular democracy and human rights, the memorandum also called for multilateral and bilateral cooperation between the UK and Bangladesh through tackling this extreme violence in light with  this alarming incident.

Highlighting the longstanding friendly relations between the UK and Bangladesh, the think tank group  hoped that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak would  respond positively to ensure  free fair elections by standing against the extremism.