Friday, 24th September 2021

Oikya Parishad temporarily suspends Priya Saha

Dhaka, July 25 (BAN/ AD): Priya Saha who shot to limelight because of her viral video in US has been temporarily suspended by Oikya Parishad, says Rana Dasgupta. Priya Saha is organizing secretary of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad. Action against her is taken for tarnishing Okiya Parishad image.

“Most of her comments are untrue. She was not representing Oikya Parishad but represented herself.” Said council’s General Secretary Rana Dasgupta on Thursday. He was briefing media at press club “She has not been suspended over her remarks to the US President. She has been suspended for misrepresenting the organization.”

Priya Saha, a Bangladeshi national, participated in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the US Department of State in Washington DC from July 16-18. Delegates from 106 countries, including about 40 foreign ministers, attended the conference at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state.

In a video with Trump she was seen saying that her land has been grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists and sought his help so that Hindu, Buddhist and Christians could live in Bangladesh. She also told US President Donald Trump that 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians had disappeared from Bangladesh.

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