Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New chapter in Hindu persecution in Bangladesh

Hindu persecution in Bangladesh perceived another unspeakable act when dominant Muslim land grabbers in the locality (supported by local chairman) assaulted a minority Hindu family recently. The incident occurred on April 17, 2011 at 7.00 pm in Rathura (village), P.S. Kaligunj, Dist: Gazipur. Kolpona Rani (40), Angona Rani (17) and Sushila Rani (31) – female members of the family were dishonored and were discovered nude by neighbors later on. Three women, at the moment, are undergoing medical treatments under the auspices of Bhola Nanda Giri Trust, Tikatuli.

However, there has never been any respite even after all these. Islamic crooks made several attempts to attack people, responsible for rescue of victims, and all these happened on April 20, 2011. Other victims of the family have become homeless, it is needles to say.

What has been the role of police in this regard? Local police station is already a bastion of Islamic hardliners and the rising influence of said criminals has made it biased completely. To downplay the incident, criminals have also lodged a complaint against the Hindu family. Police station has been found to coerce victims and ask them to settle the matter peacefully. There has not been any arrest of criminals yet.

According to victims, local police station has changed their date of "Ajahar" albeit it was submitted on April 22, 2011. Police started the case on April 25, 2011and accepted the false case of criminals on April 26, 2011.

Last but not least, there are some other features in this case as well. It has been learnt that land grabbers took hold of a Debottor Land along with a public cemetery last year and a pond has already been digged there. The entire area is worth 48 decimal. Local people are demanding stringent punishments of criminals and recovery of Debottor Land with the public cemetery.

To highlight the incident and ongoing Hindu persecutions in Bangladesh, Hindu Dhormio Shartho Songrakshan Sommilito Porishod (HDSSSP) organized a press conference in the Reporters Unity, Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 13, 2011.

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