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Bangladesh post-poll violence hits minorities

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Zeus_@21, Jan 8, 2014.

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  1. Zeus_@21

    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    The January 5 elections in Bangladesh have again reminded the vulnerable minority community of the brutal treatment it received 43 years ago at the hands of marauding Pakistani forces and their local cohorts.

    Bangladesh media reports suggest that Hindus in particular have become easy targets of anti-election activists who attacked their houses and other properties, thinking that they voted for the ruling Awami League and did not heed their directive to refrain from voting .

    The attacks, most of which took place in the post-election period, have forced hundreds of minority members to flee their houses, according to newspapers published from Dhaka. Systematic attacks were carried out by activists of the Opposition BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami, the party which had violently opposed the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971.

    Most of the attacks took place in the minority dominated villages in the northern districts of Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Bogra, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Rajshahi, the southern district of Chittagong and western Jessore.

    Leading daily Ittefaq reported: “The Jamaat-Shibir cadres launched despicable attacks on Hindu communities in four districts the day after the 10th parliamentary elections. Hundreds of houses of the minority community were torched and looted since Sunday night in Dinjapur, Jessore, Satkhira and Thakurgaon. A large number of Hindus took shelter in the temples, while others have fled to other villages. They are too scared to return even after assurances from local administration.”

    The daily reported, along with pictures, that residents of at least eight unions in different upazillas of Dinajpur district were the worst sufferers.

    In Jessore, the miscreants vandalised at least 46 Hindu houses and establishments and torched six others on Sunday night, alleging that the minority people had voted for the Awami League. In Thakurgaon, the Jamaat-led terrorists unleashed violence on the religious minorities. Jamaat-Shibir and BNP activists went on the rampage, damaging and looting 65 houses and 30 shops and setting afire paddies stored on courtyards in several homes.

    In western Satkhira, a traditional Jamaat stronghold, Jamaat-BNP men resorted to attacks with sharp weapons, sticks and iron rods. Several hundred Hindus and Awami League leaders have fled their homes in the past few days.

    Giving on-the-spot coverage of the incidents, condemned by civil society and newspapers, The Daily Star reported that Hindus were still vulnerable to attacks by “anti-liberation forces” like in 1971 when they were targeted by the Pakistan army and their local cohorts.

    The rampage reminds Doyamoy Sarkar, a villager, of the atrocities committed by Pakistani occupation forces and their collaborators in 1971, reported the daily. “We left our house in 1971 as Pakistan army and razakars set our village on fire. And we are passing through the same ordeal in 2014,” he said.

    About 700 elderly and young women, men and children of Malopara took shelter at Deyapara village across the Bhairab river. About 100 houses of Hindus were vandalised and torched.

    Activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, in their hundreds carried out the massive destruction for two hours in the Hindu village for “violating” their order not to go to the polling booth.

    Correspondents of national newspapers, during a visit on Tuesday, found that about 1,200 people from Hindu families of Gopalpur village were sheltered at a temple.

    In Dinajpur, at least 350 houses and 50 shops in five villages were damaged, set ablaze and looted. According to the locals, around 2,000 Jamaat-Shibir men, armed with sharp weapons and sticks, launched the attack on Kornai village on Sunday. Several hundred men, women and children fled their homes.

    In Chittagong, Hindus are under threat following attacks on poll night in Satkania, Loahagara and Banshkhali upazillas, considered a stronghold of the Jamaat-Shibir. In Loahagara, Jamaat-Shibir men vandalised and looted several shops owned by Hindus at Hindur Haat.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/bangladesh-postpoll-violence-hits-minorities/article5550297.ece
     
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    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    [MENTION=7076]rocky.idf[/MENTION], Your views on this cowardly act or you were a part of the attacking mob....
     
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    his views are that it is right as we hindus are their enemies and should not live in BD and no he was not a part of mob... he had fought in 65 and got beaten that time... now he is just an old man.. who knows how to type and how to hate... with bitter memories of defeat in 65 and 71
     
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    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    How about doing the same with his muslim brothers living here and in West Bengal?? In fact, most of muslims living here are refugees of 71 who haven't returned and they are enjoying a prosperous life here.
     
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    I am against any action against innocent Indian muslims as they are as much citizen of India as we are... but for Bangladeshi here.. shoot them or send them back...
     
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    Don't worry, our elders never taught us to attack or loot someone because he/she is not of the same religion. We are not like that sh**hole Jamat-e-H*R*mi :troll:
     
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    1. By temperament Bengalees, on either side of the Radcliffe divide, have not only been non-communal but also anti-communal. The few communal incidents we saw in E Pakistan were all politically motivated carried out through the Bihari Mohajirs.

    2. Post-'71 BAL has been using the Hindu community as a vote bank. This cannot be compared to the the Muslim vote bank of Congress. BAL constantly creates fear in the BD Hindus to draw them nearer. They are pampered beyond limit making object of jealousy. That in turn hampers communal amity, which aids BAL in cornering the Hindus.

    3.During this tenure of BAL there have been several cases of attacks on Hindu dwellings - but no deaths. Police have not booked single person for these although in several incidents some culprits were apprehended red handed by the local people.All were BAL youth cadre. Obviously these were false flag staged to blame the opposition.

    4. Now come down to the recent incidents centering around the one-sided voter-less polls.Around 500,000 security personnel have been deployed for the elections to 146 out of the 300 constituencies. 154 got elected unopposed through BAL/CEC magic!!! Of the several incidents not one culprit has been apprehended.Opposition parties have been demanding inquiries even by the UN to get to the truth.Instead v senior opposition leaders-some in the 70-80 age bracket,have been charged and arrested.

    5. In the major incident at Abhaynagar, where a fishery Hindu community was targeted, the BAL Parliamentary Whip and sitting MP, Abdul Wahab, did not get BAL's nomination.BAL putup another candidate,Ranjit Roy of the Hindu community.Wahab rebelled and contested as an independent. During campaigns he used to threaten dire consequences to the Hindu community if they voted for Ranjit and not him. He lost,and remaining true to his words cracked down on the Hindus.

    6. In The other major incident it was the State Minister for Home, Tuku who organized this in his constituency. Here the Hindus had shown liking for the rebel candidate,BAL's former Information Minister.

    7. Hasina/BAL have cleverly duped India into a Jama't phobia. Jama't polls a max 3% votes. It is not at all an extremist/Ikhwan organization. It is a bourgeois party following Westminister type of parliamentary system. It has shrewdly used the Islamic signboard to obtain funds from gullible Arabs.After her return from 7 years' stay India,Hasina had started her political career after personally obtaining blessings/asirbad of Jama't leader and top war criminal Golam Azam.In the first post-Mujib elections,Hasina had aligned with Jama't to oppose BNP.

    8.All in BD wonder why doesn't Hasina ban Jama't?Because then she will not have anything to whip BNP with.
     
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    But you must know this 'minority' will definitely do it to you when their numbers increase, I mean looting, taking over, etc illegally. Read about Al-Taqquiya. They're already doing it in kerala in the hilly regions. Supported by the Muslim league. And Congress will cover up everything for the sake of maintaining their govt. Hiding a problem, or not reacting to it, is not going to make it solve it. You should also know that these 'secular' ba$t**ds vote for the Muslim League, not your congress. The ones who vote for Congress is a minority and almost doesn't exist.
     
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    The same liberal Bengladeshis are engaged in kidnapping non-Muslim women in Kerala. And run drug operations among people who're non-muslims. And according to our police, are expert liars, who're so smart, they beat the best liars they knew. You can tell whatever you want, but we see what the do here, so if things are like this outside, then we very well know what they might be in Bengladesh.

    The istake that happened is, we should have killed all those criminals who supported Pakistan in 1971, along with the war Pakistani war criminals. Indra gandhi should no have made the mistake thinking she would get the chance to kill them all when she attacks West Pakistan after 1971, as there was a mole in her cabinet.
     
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    The attack on the Bodos in India by he infiltrating Bengladeshis shows very well what they are. Also, the Rothschild bankers who looted our nation once, including Bengla, are now running DRUG operations in Kerala in concent of CIA by using the Bengladeshis. Bengladeshis can never be trusted.
     
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    If BNP and Jamat is so innocent then why do they burn buses, private vehicles and remove fish plates out of railway tracks. Do you know the bandhs that you call everyday is having a huge impact on your economy ??


    True story published by our media and other news papers:

    Bangladesh violence hits border trade in Tripura - The Hindu

    Do know you that your export with North-East has cut down to half? Man! I've seen live on TV a guy bleeding his nose, his truck being all smashed and when asked by a media personnel. He replied, 'I was beaten up by BNP members because I came out during a bandh.'

    Do you think people will support you after doing such kind of activities ?? There are other means of protest too. Well, you can take an example from India, protests happen here every second day. No one is butchered like this. Even the work is not hampered so badly.

    India is not your enemy ,but you are your own. We want a stable BD and have no intentions of harming any of you.

    On the other hand, What you are doing is anti-BD. It will end up into a civil war , I think. Until and unless you don't remove your Islamic radical thinking that........ 'people from every other religion is your enemy' and sort out your own issues peacefully. I don't see a rising Bangladesh.

    And one more news for you:
    Sri Lanka offers to host Asia Cup, World Twenty20

    This will be a big jolt to BD. You will be losing TV rights in billions + reputation as a country :tdown:. Best way, to go sit round a table and discuss peacefully. Hooliganism will lead you no where.
     
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