Britain asks parties to stop inciting violence


Staff Correspondent

The British high commissioner to Bangladesh, Robert W Gibson, on Thursday called on all parties to refrain from inciting or committing acts of violence and intimidation.
Gibson, who came to Dhaka on Thursday from a short break in UK, in a statement also urged both the government and all parties to exercise restraint and respect the rule of law, and to come together to break this cycle of violence and disruption.
He expressed his sadness and regret at the continuing loss of life and injury, as well as the detrimental effect on children’s education and the economy caused by the ongoing violence across the country.
The high commissioner said that he was deeply saddened that within the last month, over 50 people were killed and many hundred were horribly injured in acts of violence across Bangladesh. Many children have had their education badly affected, the economic cost grows daily.
‘This is having a detrimental effect on the development and stability of the country. I hope that all sides will refrain from inciting or committing future acts of violence and intimidation,’ he said in a statement.

Source: New Age