PM Modi In Dhaka: “Went To Jail While Protesting For Bangladesh’s Freedom”

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On a visit to Bangladesh on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the country on its 50th anniversary of independence, noting that one of his first political demonstrations was for the liberation of the neighbouring country.

“The freedom struggle of Bangladesh was a significant moment in my journey too… My colleagues and I had done a satyagraha in India… I was in my early twenties. I even had the opportunity to go to jail during this satyagraha for Bangladesh’s struggle for freedom,” he said.

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PM Modi visited the National Day celebration at the National Parade Ground in Dhaka with President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He was wearing a “Mujib Jacket” in honour of Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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PM Narendra Modi In Dhaka: Went To Jail While Protesting For Bangladesh's  Freedom
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“This is one of the most memorable days of my life. I am grateful that Bangladesh has included me in this event,” he said, as he honoured the contribution of the Indian Army in Bangladesh’s 1971 freedom war.

“We will never ever forget the sacrifice the soldiers of this great nation have made and also those by Indians who stood beside the soldiers of Bangladesh… we have not forgotten their bravery and courage…. we will never forget it,” PM Modi added.

Both India and Bangladesh, according to PM Modi, have the strength of democracy and a direction for the future and it is critical for the region’s growth that the two nations work together. “That is why the governments of India and Bangladesh are making significant efforts in this direction,” he said.

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The Prime Minister met with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in Dhaka earlier today. PM Modi arrived in the nearby nation on Friday for a two-day visit. Protests have erupted in some parts of the world as a result of the tour. During a protest by a party in Chittagong, four people have been killed in violence.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs, PM Modi met with a number of community leaders, including members of Bangladesh’s minorities, ‘mukhtijoddhas’ or freedom fighters, friends of India, and youth icons.

Dhaka has invited two well-known West Bengal artists to show at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Bangladesh’s independence.

The Bangladesh government invited New Delhi to participate in the Golden Jubilee celebrations to commemorate the country’s 50-year diplomatic relationship with India.

Bangladesh is also commemorating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Country.

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