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Rights body decries eviction of Khasis in Bangladesh

 SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

 SILCHAR, June 20: Citizens’ Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), Assam, expresses its shock and grief at the eviction notice served on about 700 Khasi families residing in harpunji subdivision of Srimangal in Bangladesh, who have been staying in their ancestral property for more than 75 years. Bidhayak Das Purkayastha, general secretary, CRPC, opines that it is really unfortute that a country which is still in its infancy towards its march to development requires the help and guidance of other countries in order to establish itself as a developed tion.

Instead it is putting all its effort in wiping out the minority communities from Bangladesh when it should join hands with them to bring about all round development of the tion. He reminded the Sheikh Hasi government that the contribution of Bengali Hindus and other minority communities is in no way less important in bringing independence to the country. He raised the question why should not the Bangladesh government be able to tackle and control the situation with a firm hand?

This attitude of the Bangladesh Government raises several other questions as to whether it is hidden agenda of converting the tion into an Islamic country. Das Purkayastha urges upon Modi Government as well as all other neighbouring countries to put pressure on the Sheikh Hasi Government in order to eble the minority communities living in Bangladesh to live a life of respect and dignity without any discrimition or injustice. After all, Bangladesh was supposed to be a secular country. But, unfortutely the diehard Islamists have been creating all the hurdles.