Don’t nominate communal politicians: Minorities
05:56 PM, September 28, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:20 PM, September 28, 2018

Don’t nominate communal politicians: Minorities

Religious minority groups have called upon political parties not to give nomination to politicians involved in repressing minorities ahead of the general election.

The call was made from a grand rally of Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad, organised in Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan, and attended by thousands.

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“Otherwise, the minorities will refrain from voting,” said Rana Dasgupta, the platform’s general secretary, who read out a five-point charter of demands.

The minority communities will extend their full support to that political party or alliance which will have a clear commitment to protect their interests and rights, he said.

Their three other demands are: ensuring proportionate representation of minorities in the parliament, security of minorities and religious institutions before elections, and a ministry of minority affairs and a law in this regard.

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