Protests erupt in northeast following attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh | Guwahati News


GUWAHATI: The BJP, Hindu groups and Puja committees in the northeast held protests in various locations on Monday against attacks on Hindu temples and pandals in Durga Puja in Bangladesh. In Agartala and Guwahati, protesters waved slogans outside the offices of the deputy high commissioners of Bangladesh.
In Agartala, which shares the international border with Bangladesh, Hindu believers demonstrated across the state and demanded the immediate arrest of those responsible for the series of attacks against Hindus since October 13 in the center and the southern Bangladesh. They called on Sheikh Hasina’s government to ensure the safety of the Hindu and Buddhist minorities in this country who have been persecuted for many years.
A group of young people gathered outside the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission on VIP Road here in the morning and waved slogans condemning the attacks.
The statement released by the Puja Meghalaya Central Committee said: “The premeditated attack, launched in different regions and districts of Bangladesh, with hundreds of people actively engaged in Taliban-style genocide and destruction, is a flagrant violation of freedom of religion and practiced belief. by Hindu minorities in Bangladesh.
He added: “The reality of discrimination in religious rights and its denial is a daily reality, which has led not only to unspeakable misery, but also to persecution directed against Hindu minorities.
In Guwahati, BJP leader and former Hojai lawmaker Shiladitya Dev and his supporters staged a protest outside the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission office and demanded the safety of Hindus in the neighboring country. A memorandum was also sent to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through the Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh with a request to ensure the safety of Hindus.
In the Barak Valley, members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, along with Bajrang Dal, Durga Bahini, Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Matri Shakti Bahini, organized a bicycle rally on Monday morning and held a protest in front of the Cachar Deputy Commissioner’s office , demanding severe punishment for those involved in vandalism in Bangladesh.
The organizations also submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling for the necessary measures to ensure the safety of Hindus in the neighboring country. Top VHP leader Purna Chandra Mandal has threatened to launch a massive movement if the safety of Hindus in Bangladesh is not assured. Also in Hailakandi and Karimganj districts, demonstrations were organized by various organizations during the day. No untoward incidents were reported on a protest site.


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