Indian contributions in liberation war never be forgotten: Hasan

DHAKA, Feb 17, 2019 : Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said that the contributions of India during the country’s War of Liberation in 1971 can never be forgotten.

“As long as Bangladesh will remain, the contributions of India will remain in the history,” he said on Saturday while exchanging views with the journalists at Kolkata Press Club.

Upon his arrival at the Kolkata Press Club, the Information Minister placed wreaths at the altar of the memorial set up to honour the martyrs of Pulwama suicide bombing in Kashmir.

He also mentioned about the ‘condolence message’ of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over the incident, according to a message received here today.

Terming the relations of Bangladesh with India as ‘ever-lasting’, Dr Hasan Mahmud said, “This relations would remain intact forever as both the countries move forward with this relationship…….the solidarity between the two countries is increasing gradually where the journalists are playing a big role”.

Answering to a question on militancy, Hasan said that militancy is a big problem for both the countries while the governments of India and Bangladesh are tackling this matter with iron hand.

“The absconding militants are being held with the integrated efforts of both the governments” he added.

Replying to another question, the Information Minister informed that the state-run BTV would soon be available for viewing in Kolkata while talks are on to bring other Bangladeshi channels in Kolkata.

He also urged the cable operators in Kolkata to reduce their charge for airing the Bangladeshi channels so that the Bangladeshi private channels can enter India.

Hasan told another questioner that fake currency definitely jeopardize the economic stability of any country adding, “We’re facing this issue …..Besides, news is also there about counterfeiting of US dollars alongside Indian Rupee and Taka. Both the countries are on alert over the matter. We’re trying to overcome this problem,”

Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata Tawfique Hasan was present.