Speaker Shirin Sharmin postpones India visit

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Dhaka, Mar 01: Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has postponed her planned five-day visit to India.The visit was postponed due to communal violence in New Delhi, but no one wanted to admit it officially. Although the visit was postponed showing unavoidable cause.

She was scheduled to leave the country for New Delhi on Monday.

According to source, Speaker Shirin Sharmin was scheduled to visit India to formally invite Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, former President Pranab Mukherjee and top leaders of the country in Bangabandhu’s birth centenary programme.

Earlier, amid widespread protest in India following the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and State Minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam cancelled their visit to India. Bangladesh also canceled Joint River Commission Meeting with India.