FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, July 9: In view of the series of recent attacks on foreigners and non-Muslims at Dhaka, Bangladesh, that claimed many lives, All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA) organized a protest-demonstration at the pedestal of the statue of Khudiram Bose, at Club Road, of this town today.
The attacks began on July 1 late in the evening when six militants took hostages and opened fire on the Holey artisan Bakery in an affluent part, Gulshan 2, having a number of embassies in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Rupam ndi Purkayastha, advisor, ACKHSA, in his iugural speech said, “I extend my gratefulness for those who have braved the extreme weather.” Debojyoti Gupta, quoting a line from Kazi zrul Islam, said, “We have gathered here to know the answers of our queries about the series of attacks on non-Muslims. I want to know what is our Prime Minister rendra Modi has been doing since the first day of attacks” We want an immediate action.” He was also surprised at the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheik Hasi’s silence, on the issue. “All the promises that were made by the present government during the time of elections about providing citizenship have been proved false, fake and illusiory. We request the leaders, MLAs and students in particular to come forward and stand firmly against the vice of terrorism,” he added to say. Debojyoti Gupta stated that Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal had promised to get rid of detention camps, but very recently he has expressed his desire to build some more. This contradictory statement has hurt the citizens as they are beginning to feel that their worst fears might come true.
Sourindra Kumar Bhattacharjee, member of students’ governing body, said, “It is high time to stop deathly games being played by ISIS. Political leaders should come forward so that the deadly gamer can be nipped at the bud.” In his speech, Anwar Uddin Barlaskar, former District Judge urged upon other associations, student bodies to organize a mass scale protest against the atrocities inflicted upon the non-Muslims at Dhaka. He also said that a large of people has been rendered shelter less owing to the NRC issue and they have been kept in detention camps. Anwar Uddin Barlaskar added that there are many other issues that need to be addressed at the earliest.
Rupam ndi Purkayastha said, “We are not going to be a silent spectator. We will consult the Human Rights Commission on this matter. ISIS has inflicted inhuman violence upon them. The endless cries still echoes.” He pressed upon government’s iction regarding the issue and said that government should provide security. “There is no democracy and the ideals of democracy have been long slaughtered. We are sensing the birth of a parallel government. Is ISIS so powerful that government of both of countries has succumbed to the power and might of ISIS? The Chief Minister is keeping silence on such a serious issue,” said Rupam ndi Purkayastha.
Imad Uddin Bulbul, advocate, made and remarkable observation and said, “Who says terrorism has no religion? Before attacking, the gunmen at the café asked the people present to recite lines from their Holy Quran so that they can sort out Muslims from the non-Muslims. Therefore, it became easier for them to kill the non-Muslims.” He mentioned it in particular that these attacks were totally based on religious ideas. He also said that there can be no power which is so invincible that it cannot be fought and ISIS can be fought if we stand united.