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Boris Johnson: “cannot get involved”, in response to Ghani’s allegations

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Nusrat Ghani is a British politician belonging to the British Conservative party and who has been a Member of Parliament for Wealden in East Sussex since 2015. She was instrumental in the cross-party campaign for the introduction of the Genocide Amendment to the Trade Bill; in which the parliament agreed unanimously on her motion regarding the serious risk of genocide in Xinjiang, China as well as condemning the actions of previous Communist Party Chief Chen Quanguo, who oversaw a security crackdown that targeted the Uyghurs and other Muslims in the name of fighting religious extremism.

 

Recently, she has again come to the spotlight claiming to Sunday Times, that a government whip had told the reason for her dismissal as a transport minister in the 2020 reshuffle of the government, was that she was “too Muslim” and “her status as a Muslim woman was making colleagues uncomfortable”. Apparently, the whip in question was Conservative Chief Whip Mark Spencer, who rejected her allegations and considered it as defamatory and moreover, false. After she had told the British PM Boris Johnson about this matter in June 2020, he had written to her saying that he could not get involved in the matter and for her to start a formal complaint process in the internal Conservative Party. She could not do this as it was an inappropriate issue to be investigated on government business. Another reason that the Whealdon MP gave was that she had been told if the matter persisted, she would have seen her reputation utterly destroyed. This is a quite disappointing turn of events; as such mentalities should be a thing of the past. Mr. Boris Johnson had been receiving backlash due to this situation and for gatherings that were held during a time when the entire country was under a strict lockdown due to Covid-19. Many officials as well as the general public are supporting Ms.Ghani in this issue and hope to see a fruitful outcome for her.

Written by: jaimmynanayakkara@yahoo.com

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