West Bengal, February 27, 2016: The team of Bangladesh Minority Watch has come to India to raise issues of minorities in Bangladesh.
First the team met with the West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh and apprised him of all the problems that minorities such as Hindus, Christians and Chakmas face back at home and also extracted a promise from him that he will look into the matter.
Later, on 25th February, the team of Bangladesh Minority Watch met with Biman Bose who is the C.P.M Leader of West Bengal.
The team met with Bose at his office and he too was handed a memorandum containing fact-finding report (40 PAGES) of minority repression in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Minority Watch team also met with Congress leader Debabrata Basu, the Vice President of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee Bidhan Bhawan, and Krishna Debnath who is the General Secretary of West Bengal Pradesh Congress at their office on the same day. All of them were given a copy of the fact-finding reports on the human rights situation of minorities in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Minority Watch team also met with Manik Majumder in the absence of Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, and gave him reports on the persecutions of religious minorities in Bangladesh.
The team also stressed that it works to bring peace and harmony among religious groups in Bangladesh and is entirely non-political in approach.
However, in the days to come, it will have to be seen as to what efforts are made by politicians of different hues in India to raise the voice for the minorities in Bangladesh who have so far been let down.
It is important for India to ensure that minorities survive in Bangladesh as the growing radicalization is driving the minorities away from the country and many are fleeing to take asylum in India.