Samajik Andolan concerned over attacks on minoritiesStaff Correspondent
Leaders of Sammilita Samajik Andolan on Friday expressed concern over increasing incidents of attacks on Hindus and other minority communities in different parts of the country.
At a press conference held at its central office, they condemned these attacks.
A three-member delegation of Pankaj Bhattacharya, Nur Mohammad Talukder and Dipayan Khisa of the civil rights body after a 3-day visit in the affected areas joined the briefing to share their experience.
The team had visited Chirir Bandar in Dinajpur where, zealots had set fire to houses belonging to Hindus and looted their valuables following a dispute over building a mosque in the minority community-dominated area at Chirirbandar on August 4.
The team also visited a village of Dash Mile in Dinajpur district where a national minority woman Paolina Hasda Parul (27) was raped and killed by some Muslim youths and a village in Noagaon where a national minority farmer was killed on August 10.
The convenor of Gana Oikya Committee Pankaj Bhatachrya, while reading out a written statement blamed Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami for attacks on Hindu and national minorities.
‘Fundamentalists hiding in administration instigated such communal attacks on religious minorities,’ Pankaj alleged.
He demanded stern government action to stop such attacks on the Hindu minorities and the national minorities immediately.
Leaders demanded setting up of a permanent police box at Chiririr Bandar and taking steps against the law enforcers who failed to ensure security of the Hindu minorities and sufficient compensations for the victims of attacks.
They also demanded punishments of the killers of the Parul and Jambu and compensation for their family members immediately.
comments powered by Disqus