GUWAHATI: Former MLA and BJP leader Shiladitya Dev condemned the recent attack on the Hindu people in Bangladesh.
He alleged that the Islamic fundamentalists have been knitting conspiracy to divide the greater Hindu society and as a part of it they mounted an attack on Hindu community people during the last Durga Puja.
Speaking to the media, the firebrand BJP leader also expressed worry over the decrease of the Hindu population in the neighbouring country.
"At the time of independence in 1947, the population of Hindu people in Bangladesh was 30 per cent. But today it is just 6 per cent. Where these people have gone? Maybe they were converted or killed," he added.
Claiming that in Assam all are Assamese, Dev said they will not give chance to the Islamic fundamentalists to dismantle the greater Hindu society.
Meanwhile, in the wake of the communal violence in Bangladesh and considering the immersion of Durga idols followed by Fateha-Dwaz-Daham (Eid Milad un Nabi/Prophet Muhammad's birth celebration) in West Bengal, the state intelligence department has issued an alert to all the districts particularly those bordering Bangladesh and asked the authorities to sensitize the officers to avoid any kind of untoward incident.
In a detailed alert sent to DG, ADG (Law and Order) and all the SPs and Commissioners, issued by the Additional Director General (Intelligence Branch) said, "Input further received reveals that some incidents of vandalism and arson on Hindu temples, Durga Puja pandals are reportedly taking place in Noakhali district and Chittagong district in Bangladesh after completion of Jumma Namaj. Iskcon temple at Noakhali has also been vandalised".