Govt urged to ensure rights of religious minorities

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:23, Sep 08,2018 | Updated: 00:46, Sep 08,2018

 
 

Artistes perform a dance during the inauguration of the triennial council of Bangladesh Chhatra Juba Oikya Parishad at Engineers’ Institution in Dhaka on Friday. — New Age photo

Politicians of ruling Awami League and its alliances and Hindu religious leaders have said that the AL government should work for ensuring rights of religious minorities living in Bangladesh.
They came up with the observation while addressing the opening session of the biennial national conference of Bangladesh Chhatra-Juba Oikya Parishad, the students and juvenile associate organisation of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, held at Engineers’ Institution Bangladesh auditorium in Dhaka on Friday.
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, while addressing the programme, said that the AL government was working for ensuring rights safety of the minorities.
He called on the religious minority leaders to mention the ‘unwanted mistakes’ done by the government and said that the AL would correct the mistakes.
‘No perpetrator will be spared during the ruling period of the AL government,’ the home minister said.
Workers Party of Bangladesh president and social welfare minister Rashed Khan Menon said, ‘Extremists will start launching communal attacks on the minorities, like post election time in 2001, if the BNP-Jamaat comes in power again.’
‘We are working for establishing a non-communal, democratic country where rights of the minorities will be ensured,’ Menon said.
Among others, Hindu religious minority leaders Rana Dashgupta, Neem Chandra Bhowmick, and Nirak Rozario, spoke at the opening session.
Guests inaugurated the conference by hoisting the national and flag of the organisation.
The opening session was followed by a closed door council session to elect new central committee of the organisation.
Several hundred students and youth delegates from across the country attended the council session.

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