UN urges to maintain post-polls peace

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Desk Report:

United Nations has called upon all political parties in Bangladesh to maintain a peaceful post-election atmosphere in the country.

“The UN is aware of violent incidents and reports of irregularities in Bangladesh’s election,” the global organisation said today (Bangladesh time).

The statements were being made by the spokesperson of United Nations’ secretary general’s office, a day after the 11th parliamentary election.

Addressing Bangladesh issue, UN spokesperson said: “We regret the loss of life and injuries sustained by candidates and voters during the electoral campaign and on election-day.”

While lauding the participation of all parties in the elections, the spokesperson said: “We call on all sides to exercise restraint and ensure a peaceful post electoral environment, where people can maintain their right to assembly and expression.”

“We encourage the parties to address electoral complaints in a peaceful manner and through legal means. Violence and attacks on people and property are not acceptable.”

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