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Barak citizen group worries over atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh

 Special Correspondent

SILCHAR, June 13: Citizens’ Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), Assam, has expressed its concern at the recent political unrest in Bangladesh leading to the attack on Bengali Hindus and other minority communities in different forms such as killing, kidpping, raping, forceful conversion of religion, burning and destroying of properties, temples among others. CRPC says in an e-mail message to The Sentinel that this has created a total archy, sense of fear and panic not only among the people residing in different corners of Bangladesh but also for the peace loving citizens of India.

 Nripendra Chandra Saha, president, Bidhayak Das Purkayastha, general secretary, of CRPC, Assam, strongly condemns such inhuman torture inflicted upon the Bengali Hindus and other minorities. Such activities clearly indicate “the cleansing policy” of the diehard Islamic elements. There is a deeper conspiracy to drive out Hindus and other minority communities from Bangladesh. The leaders of CRPC appeal to the religious institutions and organizations like Ram Krish Mission, Bharat Sevashram, Satsang Vihar, Gouriya Math, YMCA and Buddhist Mosteries to pressurize the central government in one voice so that the Prime Minister and the Exterl Affairs Minister of India take up the matter with their Bangladesh counterparts seriously to stop the systematic killing of innocent people which is nothing but religious persecution.

 Bidhayak Das Purkayastha requests all the state governments of India irrespective of political complexion to take cabinet decisions, condemning the killings and atrocities of non-Islamic citizens of Bangladesh and send their resolutions to the central government, demanding its immediate intervention in this regard. He stated that if such type of situation continues for long, it is apprehended it might lead to commul flare up in different parts of the country. It is to be kept in mind that the affected people of Bangladesh have already expressed their desire to migrate to India for the sake of their life and the security and safety of their family members, particularly women.

 The country is already facing the serious threat of foreigners which has become a burning issue for a long period. If the process of migration of Bengali Hindus, Christians, Buddhists again starts to India, it is difficult to understand how the situation will be tackled by the union government. Considering the gravity of the emerging situation, necessary steps have to be initiated by the central government to stem the tide.

 CRPC opines since the problem is intertiol, all the neighbouring countries should stand united and support India to put diplomatic pressure on Bangladesh so that they are able to deal with the situation with a firm hand. The CRPC leaders appeal to the UNO and Asian Human Rights Commission to look into the matter as it involves violation of human rights in its most severest form of the Bengali Hindus and other minority groups in Bangladesh. It is time for every citizen of India irrespective of caste, creed, religion, language and province to wake up and raise their voice against the atrocities and injustice being done towards their fellow brothers and sisters in Bangladesh.

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