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Hafiz Rashid Choudhury condemns atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh

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SILCHAR, June 17: Advocate of Gauhati High Court, state president Samajwadi Party and chief advisor Citizens’ Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), Assam, Hafiz Rashid Ahmed Choudhury strongly condemned the incidents of serial barbaric killings, raping, destruction of religious institutions and properties, threatening of lives as well as forceful eviction taking place in Bangladesh on the Bengali Hindus and other minority communities for the last few weeks. He urged upon the Prime Minister of India to intervene into the matter without further delay and put pressure on the Sheikh Hasi Government to stop the above atrocities immediately.

 Choudhury requested the leaders of all political parties to come forward and raise their voices against this torture and humiliation so that the Central Government takes up the matter seriously to put an end to such a policy of ethnic cleansing. He also reminded the Bangladesh government that the birth of Bangladesh took place on the guideline of secularism. “Sor Bangla O Bangali” was the motto of the country where every citizen would enjoy equal rights and privileges irrespective of their religion.

 But unfortutely, with the passage of time, the people of Bangladesh who are majority in number, forgot their vows and promises and started acting in the reverse way, giving up the principle of universal brotherhood. He asserted that no religion preaches us the killing of humanity in any form but to live in peace and harmony with our fellow brothers and sisters representing various communities. He opined that the general responsibility of a majority community of any country or state is to protect and safeguard the interests of the minority communities so that they do not feel insecure and join the mainstream of population contributing to the all round development of that tion or state.

 But regretfully, the reverse situation is being observed everywhere, which is the grass root of all problems and serious threat to the unity and diversity of a tion.

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