Bangladesh-Island Muslim Front opposes the “India Out” social media campaign and demands closer ties between Delhi and Dhaka

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The ‘India Out’ social media campaign has been categorically denounced by Bangladesh Islami Front, a far-right political group. The campaign has intensified following Sheikh Hasina’s historic fourth term victory in the just ended national elections. Sheikh Hasina is perceived as being close to India.

The Bangladesh Islami Front’s secretary general, S U M Abdus Samad, attacked the internet campaign on Tuesday, claiming that it was spearheaded by extremists who disseminated false information and hatred. A tiny, independent party called the Islami Front fielded 37 candidates in the just-completed elections.

During his visit to New Delhi, Abdus Samad spoke with ANI and emphasised the need of friendly relations for both of the surrounding countries.

The Digital Forensics and Research and Analytics Centre analysis indicates that the social media boycott trend does not seem to be normal.

A more thorough analysis of this pattern shows that the organisation behind this campaign has long been involved in anti-Indian actions in Bangladesh. According to the DFRAC assessment, “a number of users among them either claim to be supporters of or are indirectly associated with the political parties of Bangladesh, primarily the BNP.”

D-FRAC is an independent, nonpartisan media company that specialises in uncovering hate speech and fact-checking.

S U M Abdus Samad reaffirmed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been leading Bangladesh through years of fast growth and development and that this was only false information being propagated.

Abdus Samad gave Prime Minister Sheikh a high five.

“Terrorism is against Islam,” he declared, denouncing both religious fanaticism and terrorism. Islamic law forbids the killing of the defenceless. We oppose terrorism. One cannot be a good Muslim and a terrorist.

From the leader of the Islami Front, it is evident that the so-called ‘India-Out’ movement, while supported by lesser extreme parties and pro-Pakistan political organisations like as the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist party, is limited to a small online community. The initiative is unlikely to have an impact on the strong relations between Bangladesh and India.


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