New Delhi : Bangladesh expressed solidarity towards Balochistan presently bearing the brunt of atrocities of Pakistan as Bangladesh has experienced in the past. Bangladesh’s Minister of Information, Hasanul Haque Inu has expressed support to the Indian Prime Minister’s stance on Balochistan. Minister Inu said that Bangladesh is constitutionally bound to support liberation struggle of Baloch people and will soon declare its official policy on Balochistan.
Bangladesh’s Minister Inu while on his visit to India, met the Indian Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, M.Venkaiah Naidu and National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval. Further, in an interview to a newspaper, Minister Inu expressed support to the stance taken by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on the issue of Balochistan. Minister Inu recollected the atrocities of Pakistan Army in Bangladesh during the 1971 liberation movement and equated them with the current atrocities in Balochistan.
After Indian Prime Minister, a statement of a responsible Union Minister of Bangladesh has added to pressure on Pakistan. A few weeks back Bangladesh had blamed Pakistan of supporting terrorism. In protest against this policy of Pakistan, Bangladesh had refused to send its Home Minister to SAARC summit held recently in Islamabad.
In response to Indian Prime Minister’s statement on Balochistan, Pakistan Foreign office spokesperson stated that Prime Minister Modi had crossed the ‘red line’ and also threatened to strongly raise the ‘Kashmir issue’ at the United Nations. At the time when such reactions are emerging out of Pakistan, Afghanistan is avoiding to take a direct stance on India’s Balochistan policy has backed India’s stance on Pakistan as a whole. Afghanistan’s support has created additional pressure on Pakistan.