Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called for the elimination of racial discrimination to fight against all kinds of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia, reports BSS.
In a massage on the occasion of the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination-2020’, she said, “I join the international community in renewing our unwavering commitment to fight against all kinds of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia and promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity.”The premier also said that Bangladesh is a land of religious pluralism where people of different ethnic and religious identities have been living in peace and harmony since time immemorial.
“The greatest Bangalee of all times, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, guaranteed in our Constitution- the equality to all citizens irrespective of religion, race, caste, sex, or place of birth,” she said.
Drawing on the ethos of our Liberation War, she said that the people of Bangladesh denounce any form of oppression, deprivation and dominance and stand firmly beside minorities and people facing discrimination anywhere in the world.
As a state party to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Bangladesh remains committed to fulfilling its obligations, Sheikh Hasina said.