Following an attack on Bangladesh High Commission in London and the defamation of Bangabandhu’s portrait on 7 February 2018 the ‘Bangabandhu Writer & Journalist Forum’, Greater London branch handed in a memorandum to British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Foreign Minister Boris Johnson demanding action.
A delegation led by Greater London Committee’s Chair Batirul Haque Shorder went to 10 Downing Street & Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 21 February to hand over the memorandum. Other members of the delegations were Greater London Committee’s Secretary Shah Mustafizur Rahman Belal, Executive Member Bablu Miah, Sonar Tori’s Rumy Haque, Central Committee’s Vice Chair Ansar Ahmed Ullah & Joint Secretary Jamal Khan.
The Chairperson Batirul Haque Shorder said the protesters entered forcefully and vandalised Bangladesh’s founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s portrait. They took the portrait outside and attempted to burn it. This is highly insulting to the Bengali people both here in the UK and globally.
The memorandum condemned police’s failure to take any action against the perpetrators while the attack took place and allowed the defamation of Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman. The memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister & & the Foreign Minister demanded that the UK authorities take this matter seriously by taking stern action against those responsible for the attack.