... I Think That Should Read The Other Way Round!
Human rights groups and NGOs are calling for more action to be taken to prevent a spate of abductions and rapes of women, who have reportedly also then been forced to convert to Islam as part of a “carefully-planned” strategy to reduce support for victims from their communities after the crime is perpetrated.
Prima (not her real name), a sixth grader from Gazipur’s Tongi area, was abducted on her way back from school on April 6 this year.
Law enforcers found her 55 days later at a hotel in Cox’s Bazaar. She had been raped repeatedly by some boys from her locality during the period and was forced to convert her religion from Hinduism to Islam and marry one of the perpetrators, Rabiul Hossein Manik.
Experts say Prima’s traumatic experience was not an isolated case, but part of a new phenomenon where men kidnap 10-16year old girls from minority communities and force them to sign declarations that they are adults and wish to change their religion to Islam to get married. Read More Here
The systematic elimination of Hindus in Bangladesh
The issue of the age old perse cution of Hindus in Pakistan ever since its inception ranging from loot and arson of their houses, desecration of temples and shrines, forcible seizure of their business premises, kidnapping and ravaging of women has reached a stage where their lives have become totally insecure. So far, 480 Hindu families who came on visas from their native land of Pakistan for the holy Kumbha Mela have sought political asylum in India. Their statements before the media reveal the well-designed move of Islamic fundamentalists to drive them out. The population of Hindus which stood at 22% in 1951 has been drastically reduced to 2% in the country today.
The tale of Hindus is similar to that of the Buddhists and Christians in Bangladesh. In the aftermath of the more than three months of violence which started at the beginning of the year against Hindus triggered by the nationwide demand for death punishment to the war criminals of 1971, questions have been raised by Amnesty International and human rights activists and organizations about the fate of the minorities in Bangladesh. Strangely enough, as in the past, Hindus have been again made scapegoats in the ongoing war of attrition between the diametrically opposite forces. Quite ominous is the involvement of Jamaat-e-Islam and its student wing Chhatra Shibir backed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia.
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