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  • Atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh: Now, 1.8 crore Hindu Bengali citizens of Bangladesh are ready to go to India, said Ravindra Ghosh, Chairman of Bangladesh Hindu Janajagruti Samiti.

    Published on December 25, 2019

    by Bhupen Goswami
    Guwahati: Opposition to the government’s decision to settle and grant citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindu refugees in the northeastern Indian state of Assam is gaining momentum.The Bharatiya Janata Party has had barely two and a half months to take power in Assam.
    On one hand, the activists of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti are on an indefinite hunger strike against citizenship and their decision to settle in Assam. So copies of the All Assam Student Union Citizenship Amendment  Act are on fire. The North East Students’ Organization (NESO) and the Unite Forum are 70 organizations with various organizations, students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act..The Assam Literary Assembly, the largest literary organization of the Assamese society, has also protested against granting Indian citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh. In a historic moment in India, the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).It has become an act after the President of India Ram Nath Kovind signed it. The problem of Hindu refugees is solved; Now, 1.8 crore Hindu Bengali citizens of Bangladesh are ready to go to India. Bangladesh Hindu Janajagruti Samiti president Ravindra Ghosh said in Dhaka today.The President of Bangladesh Minority Watch, Ravindra Ghosh, who gave a comprehensive account of the many violence finding reports on Hindu minority oppression in Bangladesh. Ravindra Ghosh, president of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Bangladesh, said at a press conference in Dhaka today. Hinduism is the second largest religious affiliation in Bangladesh, with around 14 million people identifying themselves as Hindus. Hindus constitute around 8.5% of the total population.He visited the Brahmanbaria district, in eastern Bangladesh, in November, which found that about 150 families had been “attacked” and that about one hundred temples had been demolished. “But when we contacted the local ministers and MPs, they claimed that Hindus have not been targeted … The police help but refuse to register an FIR.”According report to Mr. Ghosh, there have been at least “1653 attacks on minorities”, ranging from BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] to Hindu, Swadeshi groups, Buddhists and Christians. “Arun K. Dutta of Toronto-based Bangladesh Minority. Rights Alliance said that Sheikh Hasina said,” She feels progressive, she does not play a positive role to protect Hindus.Subrata Chaudhary of Bangladesh categorically accused Awami League leaders for attacks by Hindu Buddhist Christian Oyiko Perishod, while the president of Bangladesh Chapter of Vishwa Hindu. Councilor, Gobinda Chandra Pramanik asked the people of Bangladesh to keep the trident at home to counter the attackers. Rabindra Ghosh also said that he abolished Article 370 in Kashmir;The National Register of Citizens’ (NRC), which has been implemented in the Assam part of India, will be implemented throughout the country of India and the injustice done to Hindus for years together will be redressed. Now, the Modi government has passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill ‘(CAB), which will grant Indian citizenship to Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Parsi refugees who have migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. This decision is laudable.The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti welcomes the decision and thanks to the Government of India for an inclusive performance for refugee Hindus in the world. With this, the problem of migrants from abroad is solved; However, the problem of more than 5 crore jihadist infiltration of Rohingyas infiltrating Bangladesh, Pakistan and the country is yet to be resolved.Ravindra Ghosh told the National  International media persons today that on August 25, 2019, more than 50 fundamentalists attacked Hindu families in Dashmina sub-district of Patiali district of Bangladesh. More than 10 Hindu women and children have been seriously injured in this attack. He has been admitted to various hospitals for treatment.
    He has been admitted to various hospitals for treatment. A complaint has been filed against this attack at Dashmina Police Station. An official of Dashmina police station said that three people have been taken into custody so far. News on this incident has been published in Bangladesh’s ‘Dainik Star’ newspaper, Ravindra Ghosh, added.Ghosh said that I had paid a visit to the scene on behalf of Bangladesh Minority Watch and discussed it with avid Hindus who told me that they had not received proper medical care. Ravindra Ghosh said that citizenship amendment in India Bangladesh Janajagruti Samiti Bangladesh is very happy due to the passage of the Act..Meanwhile, Former Chief Minister of Assam and senior AGP leader, Prafulla Kumar  Mahanta on  took part at an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest at Guwahati , where he alleged that 2.5 crore people from Bangladesh are waiting to cross the border to India.Lamenting the recent amendment of the Citizenship Act, Mahanta said that the Bangladesh Government has said that they are being blamed of discriminating against the minorities in the country. Mahanta further alleged that around 2.5 crore ‘minorities’ are looking forward to coming to Assam, and added that once that comes to fruition, the people of Assam will be reduced to a minority.
    Mahanta said that the Central Government is oblivious to the concerns of the Assamese people. “Dispur is not aware of the situation in Assam. Not only in Assam — but Assamese people in all parts of the country are protesting against the CAA”, he said. 
    Mahanta further stated that the Bill-turned-Act must be opposed at all costs as it violates the basic tenets of the ‘Assam Accord’ that was signed at the end of the bloody ‘Assam Agitation’.Alleging the Government of “sleeping” on the issue, Mahanta warned that if the Government refuses to listen, it could lead to civil violence. “History is testimony to that — and we don’t want that once again”, the former CM said. “The BJP Government must come forward to protect the jati mati bheti of Assam, as per their slogan”, Mahanta advised. 
    It may be mentioned here that the people of Assam have been continually protesting against the contentious Bill-turned-Act, as the region shares porous borders with Bangladesh. It has already been reported that around 40% of people in Assam are Bengali speakers, and it is believed that the latest amendment to the Citizenship Act will open the borders even further to an “invasion”.
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