Government Policy

Hindu community stages protest against communal violence

Hundreds of protesters from ten Hindu organisations on Friday staged demonstration at Shahbag protesting recent attacks on temples, vandalism of idols, arson and violence against Hindu community.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) led the events in front of the National Museum in Shahbag.

National Hindu Forum General Secretary Manik Sarkar said, “Don’t think Hindus are weak anymore. We will now respond to all attacks on the streets.”

President of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad Tapas Paul said, “Attacks on Hindus, vandalism, killings and attacks on our business establishments are being carried out all over the country systematically. But the government and administration are taking action after the incident instead of preventing them.”

He also announced that a hunger strike protest will be observed in Shahbag from 10am to 12pm on Saturday.

At least seven people were killed across the country in recent attacks on temples and Hindu communities following a purported incident of demeaning the Holy Quran in Cumilla.

Source: United News of Bangladesh