‘Sylhet is in the top of submitting false paper for visa application’, the British High Commissioner for Bangldesh made this comment while attending view-exchanging meeting organised by BBCI on 19th July in Canary Wharf which was greeted by anger and frustration by several professional organisation representing the interest of UK living Bangladeshi expatriates.
In protest of the comment made by Alison Blake, Centre for British Bangladesh Policy Dialogue recently organised a meeting in a venue in East London. The speakers fiercely denounced the comment and protested it.
Solicitor Sohul Ahmed Mokur presided over the meeting and Barrister Abul Kalam Chowdhury conducted it. The speakers demanded the immediate withdrawal of her comment and to bring back visa activities in Bangladesh from India. They also urged the Bangladesh Government to interfere in this matter. The organisation also took decision to demand the explanation of this comment from Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office.
Other attendees who took part in the discussion included Barrister Tareque Chowdhury, Barrister M A Salam, Barrister Chowdhury Hafizur Rahman, Barrister Kamrul Hasan, Dr Mujibur Rahman, Sirajul Islam, Mirja Ashab Beg, Executive Editor of Brit Bangla Ahad Chowdhury Babu, Babul Hossain and Shah Alam and others.