Bangladesh, May 1, 2016: Bangladesh is becoming an increasingly inhospitable place for minorities. Hindu community is under severe attack in the nation.
A report has come to light which states that about 13 idols of Hindu gods and goddesses were vandalised in Bangladesh on April 30, 2016 by Islamists.
The incident has been reported from Palong Upzila, Shoriotpur District, which falls in the central Bangladesh.
The local Hindu community states that the perpetrators attacked two Hindu Temples (Palong Harishava Temple & Rishi Bari Kali Temple) ) in the same city at midnight. It was a planned attack which is increasingly becoming normal in Bangladesh under the regime of ‘secular’ Sheikh Hasina.
After the reports spread about the heinous attack on the Hindu Temples and the desecration of Hindu God and Goddess statues, Hindus gathered in huge numbers to protest against the crime.
Udichi Shilpigosti, Central Puja Temple Committee and ISCKON Center for Awareness submitted a memorandum jointly to the Deputy Commissioner (local Administration) at Shariatpur District and also they staged Human Chain in front of Office of Deputy Commissioner.
Hindus are coming on to streets with increasing frequency but their voices seems to have not done anything as far as the attitude of the ruling party goes.
Bangladesh Minority Watch also reports that Saifullah Al-Mamun- Superintendent of Police and Khalilur Rahaman- Officer in Charge, both admitted that one perpetrator confessed his role in the desecration of Hindu deities and that he has been sent to the Magistrate for recording confessional statements.
S.I. Sajal Kumar Paul – Investigating Officer of this case said that the perpetrator -Serajul Islam Kazi (27) pretends to be a mad man who is giving confusing statements.
Due to increased persecution and discrimination Hindus are fleeing to India in huge numbers but so far the nation has not said anything on it and has chosen to simply pen the gates for the persecuted minority.
However, how far can India remain blind to the atrocity going on in the neighbourhood will be something to see especially since a Hindu nationalist government is at the center and the fact that West Bengal goes to polls soon enough as well.