Attack on Pabna Hindus condemned
Different organisations yesterday expressed grave concern over the attack on Hindus in Pabna on Saturday over a “Facebook page”.
Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Communist Party of Bangladesh, Samprodayikota- Jongibad Birodhi Mancha, Sommilito Samajik Andolan, among others, demanded proper investigation into the incident and exemplary punishment of the culprits.
In its statement, ASK said Hindus who had fled during the attack and returned later are now living in fear.
“Such repeated attacks on minorities hamper our communal harmony,” it added.
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad echoed ASK and demanded security for minority communities.
Samprodayikota- Jongibad Birodhi Mancha demanded that the government takes legal action against those responsible for the incident.
On Saturday, in Bonogram bazaar of Santhia upazila, a group of people distributed copies of what they said was a Facebook page. They claimed one Rajib Saha had maligned Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) in the page. Following the incident, hundreds of people attacked the Hindu community there.