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West Tripura district committee members of Visva Hindu Parishad protesting on Thursday
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Tripura VHP warns Bangladesh over attack on Hindus, submits memo

The Indian right-wing Hindu organisation writes to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina through assistant high commissioner Kiriti Chakma

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: Protesting against the alleged attacks on the Hindu minorities living in Bangladesh, the West Tripura district committee of Visva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina through the Bangladesh assistant high commissioner Kiriti Chakma.

Condemning the alleged attacks on Hindu people in Bangladesh, the district secretary of VHP, Abhijit Datta Bhowmik, told reporters that the Hindu minorities living in the neighbouring country are not safe. “They are being attacked every now and then by miscreants. The government should take necessary actions against those indulged in the act,” he said.

“The Bangladesh government should arrange adequate security for the Hindu people living in Bangladesh. The temples and other holy place of the Hindu community are under serious threat. We demand proper security for the women living in Bangladesh. If the attacks continue in coming days over the Hindus then Hindus living in India will not remain silent. We will not tolerate it,” the memorandum said.

“With utmost humility, we would like to bring it to your kind notice that in spite of the constitutions of Bangladesh granting freedom of religion to non-Muslims in recent past, there has been a spate of attempts at persecution of minorities in your country, especially the Hindu community for no reason but for their being Hindus persons,” the memorandum read.

“Bangladesh has a proud history and heritage of communal co-existence of different religious communities, with Bengali language is being the most powerful cohesive force, overriding every other religious, cultural and other ethnic difference. But in recent times there have been widespread reports of purported violence, physical and also otherwise against the Hindu minorities of Bangladesh, which have become a matter of great concern for the citizen of India,” the memo further said.

According to VHP, property and business establishments of the Hindus are many a time forcibly have been overtaken or made surrender under force, such instances undoubtedly violated the right to property of the minority community which is against the spirit of the country. “Hindu girls and women’s are also allegedly sexually harassed by goons and hooligans taking advantages of their vulnerability for being minorities,” the memorandum added.