AL men attacked Hindus: discussion

Politicians and rights activists on Thursday accused the ruling Awami League of carrying out the attacks on religious minorities in different parts of the country soon after the January 5 ‘farcical’ elections.

They made the observations at a discussion meeting organised by Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal at the National Press Club demanding cancellation of ‘farcical’ election.

Former state minister for law and BNP leader barrister Shahjahan Omar alleged that India and its Bangladeshi collaborators had made the attacks on Hindu people in different parts of the country.

‘We (BNP) will enact law to ensure the accountability of the election commission so that it (EC) cannot arrange a farcical election and mislead the people about the voter turnout,’ he added.

Condemning the attacks on religious minorities, Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury said that all the Hindu temples were attacked by the activists of Awami League and its associate bodies.

‘Many media showed that AL leaders and activists were involved in shameful attacks on religious minorities,’ he said, adding that all should bear in mind that religious minorities are also the Bangladeshi citizens.

Kalyan Party chairman Syed M Ibrahim also addressed the meeting


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