Dhaka: A British teen who joined the Islamic State group has no claim to Bangladeshi nationality, Dhaka’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after the UK government decided to revoke her citizenship.
Shamima Begum, who travelled to Syria in 2015 and now wants to return to Britain after giving birth in a refugee camp in Syria last week, was stripped of her UK citizenship on Tuesday.
The Home Office reportedly believed that Begum was entitled to claim citizenship in Bangladesh - a claim disputed by the South Asian country.
“Bangladesh asserts that Ms Shamima Begum is not a Bangladeshi citizen. She is a British citizen by birth and has never applied for dual nationality with Bangladesh,” the foreign ministry said.
“She never visited Bangladesh despite her parental lineage,” it added....