Bangladesh: Growing Concern Over Continuing Murders Of Hindus


Hindus worldwide are highly concerned about continuing murders of Hindus in Bangladesh; as second Hindu citizen was killed in a week in Bangladesh; which was the fifth such brutal murder in recent months.

A Hindu ashram worker in his early 60s was hacked to death in Pabna district in north-western Bangladesh on June 10 while on his morning walk, whose body was later found lying in a pool of blood, reports suggest.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was shocking for the worldwide Hindus to observe the hard-working, harmonious and peaceful Bangladesh Hindu community (who made up about 8-9% of the country’s population) receiving such signals of hatred and intimidation. Bangladeshi Hindus had made lot of contributions to the nation and society, Zed noted.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of People’s Republic of Bangladesh to take this issue seriously and urgently and launch swift action to put an end to such crimes resulting in systematic brutal murders of Hindus.

Adequate security measures should be put in place to protect the Bangladesh Hindu population and both Hamid and Hasina should immediately meet the Hindu community in various regions of the country to reassure them, Rajan Zed added.

According to reports, in Bangladesh, on June seven, a 69-year-old Hindu priest was found nearly decapitated in a rice field in Noldanga village in western Jhenaidah district. A Hindu shop owner was hacked to death outside his store in a northern district late last month, and a Hindu tailor was hacked to death in his shop in April. In February, another Hindu priest at a temple was stabbed to death and a devotee, who came to his aid, was shot and wounded.

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