BANGLADESHI Minorities Call For Protection Of Their Human Rights

November 14th, 2017 | by Sukumar Roy
BANGLADESHI Minorities Call For Protection Of Their Human Rights


HUMAN right activists have demanded immediate protection of the rights of minorities in Bangladesh and restoration of Constitution of 1972. The demand was voiced at an International Conference on “Upcoming National Election and Minorities in Bangladesh organised recently at Toronto by Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance-Toronto-Canada. Arun K.Datta, President of Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance Toronto-Canada, conducted the conference smoothly and welcomed participants from various countries including Bangladesh and The United States of America. Advocate Rabindra Ghosh, President, Bangladesh Minority Watch, was the Chief Guest .He called for implementing the International protocol ratified by the Government of Bangladesh for the protection of the minorities. Both Muslims and Hindus had equally suffered and made tremendous sacrifices for the Bangladesh freedom movement. But unfortunately, the Hindus in that country had been made the main the targets of harassment and torture by religious fundamentalists and fanatics.  Incidents relating to torture of the Hindus are on the increase in that country .On an average, 500 Hindus are leaving their motherland as they feel insecure. Even after lodging complaints with the concerned authorities, there was practically no probe into their complaints, Advocate Ghosh said.

Besides Advocate Ghosh ,other speakers were  Dan Dubois,-Leader of Canadian Combat Qualition, Canadian Hindu Advocacy and Rights of Canada President Ron Banerjee, Sitangshu Guha, President, Bangabandhu Parishad, and HR Activist, USA,  Nabendu Bikash Datta, President  BHBCUC, USA , Tarun Kanti Chowdhury, President ,European Oikya Parishad, Puspita Gupta, President, Secular Movement of  Bangladesh , Akbar Hossain, HR activist of Canada,  Anwar Hossain Mukul of Nagorik Oikya,  Nasiruddin, Ex-student Leader (DAKSU),  Bidduut Bhowmik, HR Activist of Montreal,  Dilip Karmakar, HR activist,  Dr.Sachi Ghosh Dastidar, Law Professor of University in USA. Incidentally, as the 10th Assembly of Parliament first sat on 29 January 2014, the next elections for the Bangladesh Parliament are to be held not later than 28 January 2019. Hinduism is the second largest religious affiliation in Bangladesh as the religion is practised by about 8.96 per cent out of an estimated 16 crore population. Despite speaking the same language and claiming to be the inheritors of the legacy of Rabindra Nath Tagore, Lalan Fakir,Kazi Nazrul Islam as well Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the Muslim community, it is unfortunate that the Hindus are feeling insecure in Bangladesh, said an HR activist.   



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