Yunus Centre has claimed as 'baseless' the news of Muhammad Yunus' joining a BNP demonstration against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina outside the UN Headquarters in New York.
The Centre Issued a protest on Monday to news reports published in several media.
The Yunus Centre said, " There are some reports in the press that Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus joined a BNP demonstration in New York, which is completely baseless.
This Centre also added that Professor Yunus was walking on Sept 27 on the New York streets near UN to go from one meeting to the next.
On the way he passed through a crowd who were demonstrating.
In Dhaka, photos in a section of media showed that along with leaders and activists of BNP and its front organisations, Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohammad Yunus, former MD of Grameen Bank, was present in a demonstration staged near the UN headquarters in New York on Sunday, demanding immediate election in Bangladesh under a neutral caretaker government.
Dr Mohammad Yunus is said to have participated in the demonstration extending support to BNP's protest programme , according to a message received in Dhaka on Monday.
"Expatriate leaders and activists of the US chapter of BNP and its associate bodies took position in front of the UN HQs from beginning of the day and chanted slogans against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," Mushfiqul Fazal Ansari, a Bangladeshi journalist living in the US, told the Daily Observer over phone.
The protesters also took position outside the Hotel Hilton where Bangladesh's Prime Minister was addressing a reception accorded to her by the US chapter Awami League.