Having sought political asylum in the United States, the former chief justice of Bangladesh Surendra Kumar Sinha has now urged India to support the rule of law and democracy in his country.
He said that the Indian government should not ignore the will of people by backing the autocratic Awami League-led government.
It need be mentioned that Sinha, well into his sixties, was the first Hindu Chief Justice of Bangladesh.
But he alleged that he was forced to resign because he opposed the undemocratic and authoritarian regime.
The urge to the Indian government came about during the launch of his book ‘A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy’.
The ruling Awami League has accused him of corruption and misuse of power even as Sinha denies those allegations.
He acknowledged that India is concerned about the Muslim fundamentalist groups and leaders in Bangladesh.>