Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, an eminent scholar, researcher, Professor of Dhaka University and Chief Coordinator of Jatiya Nirbachan Parjabekkhan Parishad [JANIPOP] and in English National Election Observation Council said in a popular television talkshow named Tritiomatra which was telecast on September 13, 2009 from 12:45 am that, Bangladesh government should immediately lift travel ban on Israel.
Pointing to the fact that Bangladeshi government has already allowed its citizen using 'Red Passport', which are issued to Ministers, Members of Parliament, civil and millitary officials to visit Israel, while on the 'Green' color passport, which is issued to the civilians of Bangladesh, it is written 'ALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD EXCEPT ISRAEL'.
Prof. Kalimullah termed such double standard as gross violation of citizen's rights.
It may be mentioned here that, Bangladesh continues travel, business, telecommunication and postal ban on Israel. Israeli flag carrying vessels are not allowed to enter Bangladeshi territorry for years.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that, a large number of Muslim nations are having full diplomatic relations with Israel, while Saudi Arabia has economic relations with Israel since 1982.
Indonesia although does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, there is no such travel ban on its citizen from visiting Israel. Islamic Republic of Pakistan also has economic relations with Israel
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