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Bangladesh's far-right political outfit rejects 'India Out' social media campaign India Out
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Bangladesh's far-right political outfit rejects 'India Out' social media campaign

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Feb 2024, 03:09 pm

Bangladesh's far-right political party Bangladesh Islami Front has negated 'India Out' social media campaign which has been circulating on social media in recent times with the potential to damage the relationship between the two neighbouring nations.

Hitting out at the online campaign, SUM Abdus Samad, the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Islami Front, on Tuesday told ANI it was driven by hard-line elements who spread hate and misinformation.

The campaign mostly sharpened following PM SHeikh Hasina's victory in the recently held general polls.

She returned to power for a record fourth term.

“There is misinformation there since the beginning that India brought a lot of stuff from Bangladesh in 1971 and also did brutal acts. This kind of misinformation is there. So it is a must for India to show that we are not against Bangladesh, but we are friends,” said Samad.

 Bangladesh Islami Front had put up 37 candidates in the recently held polls.

What is India Out Campign?

The “India Out” campaign started across social media platforms with the demand to ban Indian goods in Bangladesh in recent times, media reports said.

Bloggers running this campaign have been using three hashtags: #Indiaout #BoycottIndia and #BoycottIndianproducts, reported ANI.

In its report, Digital Forensics and Research and Analytics Centre said, "The trend of boycotts on social media does not appear natural. A closer examination of this trend reveals that the group that began this campaign has always been engaged in anti-India activities in Bangladesh."

"Several users among them, are either indirectly associated with the political parties of Bangladesh (mainly BNP), or claim to be their supporters," DFRAC said.

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