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Atrocities on minorities in Bangladesh condemned

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Shillong, June 19: The Meghalaya unit of the BJP has condemned the acts of atrocities on minorities in Bangladesh and has decided to take up the matter with the Union Home Minister.

Pointing out the recent reports of eviction notice issued by the Dhaka District Administration in Bangladesh to over 700 Khasi families who are residing in their ancestral land at har Punji of Srimangal Upazila in Moulavi Bazar, the Meghalaya BJP alleged that the whole “movement” is planned in such a way that not only Khasis but also Hindus, Buddhists and Christians are being targeted, tortured and murdered in Bangladesh as reported in the tiol media.

“An organization-Hindu–Buddhists–Christian United Forum of Bangladesh is fighting in Bangladesh for their cause and has even brought it to the notice of Modiji,” the BJP said.

It may be mentioned that recently the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma had advised the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya to take up the issue with the government of India.

The notice issued by the Dhaka district administration on June 2 directed the Khasi people to leave har Punji village within June 12 alleging that they have occupied government land illegally.

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