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12:00 AM, February 25, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 25, 2008

Rights of minorities

In Bangladesh, we (non Muslims) are the minority. The majority people are better placed. It is natural. But it is also natural to have our right to observe religious festivals established fully. Sadly, the reality does not reflect that. On 11 February, we observed our Saraswati Puja. Almost all of the educational institutions remain closed on this day. But the English medium schools are not caring about our religious values. They were running classes. Saraswati is our Goddess of knowledge, art, music and others. But our English medium students are not getting any chance of praying to our Holy Goddess. This is quite unfair. We must learn English but of course not at the cost of our own religious values.
I hope all the schools will remain closed on this day in future.

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