Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Massacre of Jummas in Bangladesh: Protest to be held in Delhi
One Buddhist Temple, one Church and one United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-run health centre have been burnt to ashes by the Bengali settlers and the Bangladesh Army.
The Bangladesh security forces have been arresting the Jummas, including those who have gone to the government hospitals for receiving treatment of bullet wounds. This is horrific and inhuman. Yet, there is no protest from the government of India for massacre of religious minorities in Bangladesh, although the government of India has been quick, quite rightly, to condemn the killing of two Sikhs by Talibans in Pakistan. Worst, no mainstream newspapers/ news media in India has reported the wanton killings and attacks on religious minorities in Bangladesh, although the killing of two Sikhs continued to grab the headlines in all national dailies.
The New Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights (http://www.achrweb.org/) has brought out a report titled, "Bangladesh: IPs massacred for Land Grab" which is available at http://www.achrweb.org/reports/bangla/CHT012010.pdf
The attacks have spread further to Kagrachhari district. The Jumma villages are still burning. Read, http://www.achrweb.org/press/2010/BD03-2010.html
Protest demonstration in Delhi tomorrow:
To protest agaisnt the barbaric massacre of Jummas in Bangladesh and attacks on minority religious institutions, the Chakmas have planned to organize a protest rally tomorrow, 25 February 2010 at Jantar Mantar, Delhi.
The detailed informations will be available later today....
If any body wants to participate, they are most welcome.