America made new visa policy for democratic elections in Bangladesh
In a statement on Wednesday, Blinken said, “to support Bangladesh’s goal of holding free, fair and peaceful general elections, today I am invoking Section 212(a)(3)(c)(3c)” of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Announcing the new visa policy under.
Dhaka. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced a new visa policy for Bangladesh that will deny travel to those suspected of disrupting the South Asian country’s elections in January 2024. In a statement on Wednesday, Blinken said, “to support Bangladesh’s goal of holding free, fair and peaceful general elections, today I am invoking Section 212(a)(3)(c)(3c)” of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Announcing a new visa policy under this. “He said,” Under this policy, the US can ban the grant of visas to any Bangladeshi citizen, whom it feels is a democratically elected citizen of Bangladesh. Can obstruct the conduct of elections.
Blinken said current and former Bangladeshi officials, members of pro-government and opposition political parties, members of law enforcement agencies, the judiciary and security services could come under the purview of the new policy. According to a statement issued by the US State Department, the US had conveyed this decision to the Bangladeshi government on May 3. Meanwhile Bangladesh’s main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is running a campaign for the elections with the aim of restoring a non-party caretaker government. The BNP says that no election can be free under the rule of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The BNP has also vowed not to participate in any election under the current Awami League-led government.
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