New Delhi: On Monday, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju apprised a visiting MP from Bangladesh who raised a alarm on the ongoing issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, that the exercise was being carried out under the supervision of the Supreme Court said Home ministry. Tariqat Federation, AI Haj Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandari Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Bangladesh met the Minister in Delhi and discussed on various matter including NRC, Rohingya refugees and matters of bilateral interest in social, political, cultural and economic fields.
Mr Rijiju said when the visiting Bangladesh lawmaker raised the issue that “ Indian was completely aware of heavy burden imposed on Bangladesh as a result of the exodus of lakhs of displaced people from the Rakhine state of Myanmar and is fully supportive of the efforts being made to resolve the crisis”. He also that the Indian government has extended assistance to the Myanmar government and will continue efforts to persuade Myanmar government to provide safety and security to the Rohingyas, he said.
On the basis on this matter he also said “ the prosperity of the Northeastern state is linked with the prosperity of Bangladesh because these states share common economics, social and cultural linkage with the neighbouring country. India is committed to provide security and stability in these bordering areas, especially in view of the upcoming Bangladesh elections. Both sided emphasised that it is important to work together for development and to have an action plan for countering terrorism – related activities across border.”
In the meeting, Both sides shares and discussed about various matter including connectivity to the Northeastern states via Bay of Bengal and trade prospects were also deliberated upon during the meeting.