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Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad ousts Priya Saha

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The Parishad will hold a press briefing on Wednesday to provide further details regarding this decision

The Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad has ousted its Organizing Secretary Priya Saha over "anti-disciplinary activities."

This decision came on Monday amid a public outcry over her remarks on alleged persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh to US President Donald Trump.

The council’s General Secretary Rana Dasgupta has confirmed the matter.

The decision came from a meeting of the organization's standing committee presided over by its President Nim Chandra Bhaumik, he said.

“She has been temporarily ousted for breaching discipline,” Dasgupta said before adding that Saha’s recent remarks prompted the move.

More details will be provided in a press briefing on Wednesday, he added.

Priya Saha, a Bangladeshi national, participated in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held at the US Department of State in Washington DC from July 16-18.

Delegates from 106 countries, including about 40 foreign ministers, took part in the meeting at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state.

Priya Saha, one of the organizing secretaries of Bangladesh the Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, was seen telling US President Donald Trump, that 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians had disappeared from the country, persecuted at the hands of fundamentalist Muslims groups, who enjoyed political support.

She also told Trump that her land has been grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists and sought his help so that Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people can live in Bangladesh.