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Khurshid to visit Bangladesh Saturday

Published: 16th February 2013 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2013 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will embark on a two-day to visit to Dhaka on Saturday.

Khurshid will be in Dhaka from February 16-17 during which he will co-chair the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission with his Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni.

His visit comes as Bangladesh is witnessing unprecedented demonstrations demanding stringent punishment for 1971 war criminals. For the last 10 days, Shahbag square, one of the main crossroads has been witnessing mass demonstrations as tens of thousands of people have gathered to demand death for the accused, especially for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Abdul Quader Mollah. According sources, this movement has not been properly highlighted, as for the first time, it is challenging the narrative of the fundamentalist Jamaat.

Khurshid’s visit also comes  a couple of days after the Union Cabinet approved the bill to amend the constitution for the implementation India-Bangladesh Land Boundary agreement, 1974.

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