Repeal Vested Property Act
Leaders of Bangladesh Minority Sangram Parishad (BMSP) yesterday urged the government to take immediate steps to repeal the Vested Property Act which has been causing sufferings to people of minority community for the last four decades.
At a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity, they also demanded 75 seats of the Jatiya Sangsad reserved for the minorities to build a non- communal country.
In a keynote paper, BMSP General Secretary Advocate Ashok Kumar Ghosh said though renamed in 1974, the law still retains its ability to deprive a citizen of his/her property simply by declaring that person as an enemy of the state.
He also called upon the government to repeal the Vested Property Return Act 2001 to help return the land property to their owners.
An 11-point demand was also placed at the press conference that included
introduction of 20 percent quota for the minorities, foundation for Hindu, Christians and Buddhists, implementation of CHT Peace Treaty, and declaring Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity as state religions like Islam.
BMSP President Prof Ashoktaru, Executive President Dr Shailendra Nath Chanda, Dr Pintu Misra, Sree Mintu Goshwami, Horendra Nath Majumder, S K Badal and Arun Das were present on the occasion.