Bangladesh: Hindus denied cremation rights, protest erupts

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Bangladesh again saw massive Hindu protest when radicals tried to stop Hindu community to cremate a Hindu man named Binoy Kumar Roy (75) who was the Founder and the President of Hotel Sramik Union at Mudipara, Bangladesh.

Angered by the move hundreds of Bangladesh Hindus came out on roads and sat on the road in protest against the move and to demand right to cremate as per Hindu tenets.

The incident has come to light from the Jaldhaka Upazila of Nilphamari District, Bangladesh.

It has been alleged that perpetrators Mohammad Zia Chowdhury and Rafiqul Islam put an embargo constructing houses on the roads towards cremation ground and Mata Kali Temple of Hindus causing serious disorder in the area. The reason behind this sudden move was to block Hindus from exercising their right to cremate.

After protests by Hindus in different parts of the area the local administration woke up from their slumber and started removing obstacles for cremation.

This incident has also been reported by Bangladesh daily Jugantor.Com.

Bangladesh Minority Watch states that later local Member of Parliament -Prof. Golam Mostafa, Upazila Nirbahi Officer- Rashedul Hoque Pradhan and Officer in Charge of Jaldhaka police station -Mostafizur Rahman settled the issues raised by the Hindus.

They also promised to help Hindu community to practice their rights. The Hindu community suspended its protest at 5 p.m. on Tuesday 16 August 2016 after receiving these assurances.

It is important to state that late Binoy Kumar Roy was a known public figure and he breathed his last on this Monday, but when the Bangladesh Hindus decided to cremate him, the religious fanatics tried to stop them from doing so through a hurried construction.

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